Cold front brings snow, rain, showers to California

A cold front passing through drought-stricken California brought snow to the northern Sierra Nevada and rain, showers or drizzle elsewhere over the weekend.

The Sierra snowfall was significant enough to impact travel over the higher passes, the National Weather Service said. 

Measurable precipitation — 0.01 inch  — Sunday evening in downtown Sacramento ended 212 consecutive days of no rain at that location, the weather service said.

The low pressure system that produced the precipitation was moving quickly toward the Great Basin.

The next round of rain in Northern California is expected to arrive Tuesday evening, followed by a "cavalcade of rain chances" in the mid- to long-term forecast, perhaps until Friday, the San Francisco Bay Area weather office said.

KTVU contributed to this report.