More cold weather is on the way

Break out the winter clothes again. Monday’s rain ushered in a cold front to the area that could reduce temperatures to near-record lows overnight through Friday morning for much of the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service.

A freeze warning for much of the Bay Area will go into effect beginning at 2 a.m. and running through Friday, weather service officials said. In Piedmont, overnight lows will hover at 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while daytime temperatures through the weekend are expected to peak in the high 50s to low 60s.

The cooler weather is good news for those planning to ski. Snow was forecast from around 1,000 feet in the Sierra from Monday through early Wednesday. Forecasters say to expect slippery roads and limited visibility, with chain control measures possibly in place.

On Tuesday afternoon Caltrans closed parts of I-80 due to heavy snow, vehicle spinouts, and multiple collisions, according to the regional California Highway Patrol office, Caltrans, and the weather service.

Clear skies are forecast from Wednesday for the Tahoe area.

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