A winter weather advisory has been issued for higher elevations Tuesday evening. Forecasters are calling for two to four inches of snow above 2,000 feet and six to 10 inches of snow above 3,000 feet.
But Jim Matthews, with the National Weather Service, says Sacramento and the valley can expect less than half an inch of rain.
"By any means this particular storm is not a real wet one," says Matthews. "It won't be making up a significant amount of rain deficit or snow deficit but it will be a welcome sight for the ski resorts and any skiers."
The Sacramento region hasn't had any significant precipitation since January 25th.
Matthews says to expect colder weather as well, with temperatures only reaching into the 50's in the next several days.