Snow fell over the Central Sierra overnight, closing several mountain passes, and more is expected today through Tuesday.
As of this morning, mountain passes on highways 4, 108 and 120 were closed because of snow.
Snowfall was actually recorded as low as Twain Harte.
The National Weather Service issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for the Mother Lode today, warning of an inch of snow as low as 4,000 feet and an additional three to seven inches above 5,000 feet.
The chance of high-elevation snow will carry through Tuesday morning.
Pinecrest is forecast to have an 80 percent chance of snow today, becoming a 30 percent chance of snow and then showers tomorrow.
Tom Dang, Weather Service meteorologist in Sacramento, said early reports show 4 to 5 inches of snow had already fallen this morning in Pinecrest.
Precipitation is expected to clear up in the Mother Lode over Tuesday night.
Sonora and Angels Camp have a 60 percent chance of rain today, fading to 20 percent through Tuesday. High temperatures are forecast in the low to mid-50s today.
Low temperatures overnight are forecast in the mid-30s.
Sunny skies are forecast through the week from there, with high temperatures rising about 5 degrees per day until back in the low 70s over the weekend. Sunday, however, is forecast back in the low 60s, as another low pressure system will come in, and may or may not bring precipitation.