Wind gusts reaching up to 60 mph are expected to hit the mountains and deserts by Saturday evening. The National Weather Service is expecting winds to remain around 20 to 30 mph in those areas and have issued a high wind warning. In Southwest RivCo, the wind gusts are expected to remain between 15 and 20 mph.
The same storm bringing the winds is expected to bring scattered showers to Southern California with snow levels dropping to 5,500 feet.
The wind warning and showers are expected to leave the area by Sunday.
Frost warnings and icy temperatures will continue to plague Southern California until mid-week. By Wednesday, the NWS expects daytime temperatures in Temecula to top 70 degrees.
Southwest chilly nights are expected to warm into the 40s beginning mid-week, forecasters said.