Snow on top of an Antelope car Monday morning (CPR photo/Kent Teeters)
The good news: the storm is just about over. The bad news: the cold weather is not.
National Weather Service meteorologist Holly Osborne says get ready for lows tonight in the mid-20s in the Sacramento Valley.
Osborne: “We got a cold, low pressure system bringing cold air down from Canada over the area, which brought record temperatures on Sunday morning and will bring near record temperatures again tonight into Tuesday morning.”
More than 40,000 residents in Placer and El Dorado Counties could go through the night without power … including large numbers in Placerville and Auburn.
PG&E says the storm brought so much snow to the Sierra Foothills that trees weighed down by the snow fell into power lines.
A spokesman isn’t estimating when power could be restored, but hopes it could be by tomorrow morning.