Barrage of storms takes aim at West Coast bringing rain, significant snow

Very heavy snow is expected in the Sierra Nevada in the next 7 days when more than 10 feet is expected

More active weather will move onto the West Coast during the next couple of days.

This comes as the National Weather Service said moisture from a large decaying low-pressure system off the West Coast is forecast to push onshore. 

The rain moving into Northern California now is only a preview of what is to come, as another low-pressure system near the west coast of Canada is forecast to track toward the Pacific Northwest, the NWS said.

Snow will once again become heavy over the mountains as rain will become heavy near the coast and lower elevations through Friday morning.

Major mountain ranges such as the Cascades will likely see their snowfall measured in feet. In the Sierra Nevada, more than 10 feet of snow is expected in the next seven days.

Significant snowfall will also delight skiers and snowboarders across Utah, where higher elevations could pick up 3 to 4 feet of accumulation through the week.

Farther inland, much of the northern Rockies will eventually get 1 to 2 feet of new snow during the next few days. 

For the lower elevations along the West Coast, especially throughout California and Oregon, a couple more inches of rainfall can be expected where the rain will be quite persistent and heavy at times.