California's Sierra Nevada sees snowfall


California's Sierra Nevada sees snowfall

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Snow in California's Sierra Nevada on Monday. (AP Photo: Rich Pedroncelli)

An autumn snowstorm dusted higher elevations in California's Sierra Nevada with several inches of fresh powder.

Authorities required drivers to use tire chains on several roads in the Donner Summit area, where the wintry scene that started Sunday was replaced with sunny skies Monday afternoon.

National Weather Service meteorologist Travis Wilson says the last few showers of the storm died off by Monday afternoon. He says about an inch of snow accumulated in one area.

He says warm weather will return to the area starting Tuesday.

Don't expect snow anytime soon in Georgia

Meteorologist Brian Monahan says cooler air is headed to metro Atlanta by the end of the week but not anywhere close to what it was in Sierra Nevada.

Temperatures will be in the upper 80s through Thursday but starting Friday, the highs will be in the low 70s and upper 60s. Low temperatures could drop to the 40s for some areas.

The chance of rain also goes up Thursday night into Friday. But again, don't break out the ice scraper just yet.

Make sure to watch Channel 2 Action News throughout the week for updates on your weather forecast.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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