Light rain coming to Southern California, with much colder temps and mountain snow later this week
Updated at 7:30 p.m. to include more snowfall forecast, and to include some additional details from the National Weather Service
The rain is supposed to start late this week, with more rain likely.
The weather forecast is for cloudy skies, with temperatures that will be below normal.
The National Weather Service said this rain will come in a line of storms, starting later this week, with more rain likely to follow.
The heaviest rain will come in the afternoon of Friday and Saturday, with the heaviest rain likely to fall during the period of 6 p.m. Sunday through noon Monday, the weather service said.
Temperatures will be below normal Friday and Saturday, reaching the high of 33, the service said.
The rain is expected to clear the area Sunday, before slowly starting to taper off. It will be mostly cloudy all day Monday, with temperatures around 10 degrees.
The first snow may be possible this week in the mountains, with about an inch or two expected.
The weather service said it has also been asked to warn residents that there may be more snow in the mountains later this week.
The winter storm that came through Southern California earlier this week was considered moderate by the weather service, but as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain fell on parts of the region during the storm.
Snow will begin falling later this week, with more snow likely later in the week to follow.
Temperatures will be near-record low in many areas of the region Sunday, the weather service said.
The heaviest snowfall will be near Loma Prieta, the weather service said, where up to three inches of snow is expected, with a wind chill advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Monday, and a wind chill warning to follow until midnight.
As of 9:40 a.m. Monday, the mercury had risen to 34 degrees in Alpine, with a wind chill of minus-42, or about 39 degrees below zero.
Temperatures Saturday were near 30 degrees, with a wind chill