October 21, 2012; 9:28 AM
A cold storm dropping south from the Gulf of Alaska sends a cold front into California from north to south Monday and Tuesday. Rain and snow arrives Monday from the Tahoe area on north. It then spreads south to the south-central Sierra Tuesday.
Snow accumulations in the high Sierra could be 6 to 12 inches. Late season hikers and campers should be prepared for the cold and snow.
Furthermore, the air will be cold enough to allow for a few snow showers in the mountain passes. This snow could potentially inhibit travel, especially during the night when temperatures reach their daily low.