A series of storms is headed toward Siskiyou County, and  winter storm warnings and watches are in effect until Friday night.

A total of eight to 16 inches could fall in areas above 3500 feet today, according to the National Weather Service. Three to six inches can be expected below that elevation.

“There’s a cold front swinging in now,” said Mount Shasta’s National Weather Observer, Frank Christina. “We could even break records with this one.”

The snow level is expected to rise slightly on Friday, with precipitation turning to rain and wind gusts as high as 22 miles per hour, according to the NWS.

Christina said Wednesday’s dry snow accumulated to only four inches in downtown Mount Shasta.

The Winter Storm Warning cautions travelers to drive carefully. Impacts of the storm will include snow-covered roads and low visibility. Drivers are encouraged to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency.

Power outages are also possible as snow becomes wet and heavy later today, according to the Warning.