California is bracing for back-to-back winter storms. These are the biggest impacts

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A series of winter storms will work together to usher in some of the coldest and windiest conditions of the season across California. These winds will be accompanied by waves of atmospheric moisture that will crash into Northern California from Wednesday to Friday morning.

Widespread rain showers will impact most of the Bay Area on Wednesday through Friday, while periods of snow showers will be possible farther inland — including the Sierra Nevada and some foothills near the coast. These winter storms will also hoist thunderstorms onto the coastline, raising the chances for small hail and ice pellets in areas along Highways 101 and 1.

By Friday afternoon, the bulk of this winter weather will spread south of San Luis Obispo and into the L.A. Basin, causing dangerous driving conditions along the Grapevine and Cajon passes while also raising chances for snow as far south as San Diego County. The stage is set for a week of active weather all across the Golden State.

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