At 4 p.m., Sunday, the National Weather service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for the Riverside County Mountains.

            The warning is for heavy snow and strong winds from Sunday evening through 4 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6.

            The NWS warns “The combination of heavy snow and strong winds will create dangerous travel conditions due to snow covered roads and low visibilities.”

            On Monday, snow fall will likely be above the 5,500 and 6,000 foot elevations. However, on Tuesday, snow levels will drop considerably to the 2,500 and 3,000 foot levels.

Snow accumulations are estimate to be 8 to 12 inches above 6,000 feet. On Tuesday, snow fall could be between 3 to 6 inches between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. Tuesday night more snow may come. NWS says that it is possible for  a couple of inches to accumulate below 4,000 feet elevation, too.

The NWS also advises "It will also turn colder with wind chills down to the single digits and teens above 5,000 feet with even some below zero wind chills by Tuesday night."

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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