Easter Sunday snow in Mt. Shasta area

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Snow on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, in downtown Mount Shasta. Forecasts call for possibly wet and slushy roads later on Sunday and snow covered roads Monday night into Tuesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday in the Mt. Shasta area, and a winter storm watch remains in effect from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

It’s snowing on Easter Sunday, and the National Weather Service forecasts 2 to 4 inches through late this evening, followed by possibly a foot or more from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning.

Wet snow on Easter Sunday may mix with rain below 3,500 later in the day, according to the forecast for Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir and McCloud.

Roads may be wet or slushy below 3,500 feet Sunday, and snow could make travel difficult Sunday evening, including Interstate 5 and Highway 89.

The forecast says snow covered roads are more likely Monday night and into Tuesday, and “Due to an early start to spring... some trees already have leaves. Heavy wet snow may bring down tree limbs and result in local power outages."