Winter storms building: updated Saturday 5:30 p.m.

Staff reports

As of 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, it is raining (with snow mixed in at times) in Mt. Shasta City.

The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening.

The system that has moved into the area today is warmer than the previous storm, with  snow level at approximately 4,000 feet. 

Three to five inches of snow are expected.

A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow could cause travel difficulties.  Motorists are cautioned to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.