A taste of autumn arrives in Modesto

Autumn is here with below average temperatures, a chance of showers through Thursday and snow in higher elevations.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Cynthia Palmer said this morning that a low pressure system over the next few days will bring cooler temperatures with daytime highs in the low to mid 70s. By Friday, highs will be back in the mid 80s, but nighttime lows will stay in the mid 50s throughout the week.

There were a few sprinkles in Modesto this morning and there's a chance of showers this afternoon and through Thursday.

There is snow in the very high elevations of the Sierra, around 7,500 to 8,000 feet. Snow has shut down a portion of Highway 108 from 26.4 miles east of Strawberry to 5.3 miles west of the Sonora pass.

A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect until 11 a.m. today.