More cold, wet weather will blanket the Inland Empire today.
The winter storm that swept across the state produced about an inch of rain in the lower elevations Saturday and up to double that in upslope areas.
More than a foot of snow fell on the highest peaks, and snow levels could fall to around 2,500 feet by the time the storm passes to the east tonight. A winter storm advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m.
By the time spring arrives Tuesday, partly cloudy skies and highs near 70 degrees are forecast.
A National Weather Service winter weather advisory will be in effect today until noon at elevations of 2,500 feet or more, and a wind advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. until 9 tonight.
Westerly winds of 15-25 mph are predicted for the lower elevations, with gusts up to 40 mph possible in the late afternoon. Gusts across mountain peaks could hit about 55 mph.
A chance of showers will continue into the evening, according to the NWS.
Cold air filling in behind the front will keep temperatures well below normal, and overnight lows will range between the upper 20s in the high country to the upper 30s in and around Riverside.
A falling tree in Corona took down some power lines along Temescal Canyon Road near Lawson Road on Saturday, prompting authorities to close it in both directions while repairs were made.
On Saturday, the California Highway Patrol logged several times the number of accidents they handed a week ago when it was dry. In the Cajon Pass, fog, rain and snow flurries in the upper reaches caused fender benders and hydroplaning.
The wet weather was blamed for three successive crashes in the same location on state Route 79 in southern Beaumont. Two CHP officers at the scene of the two previous crashes narrowly avoided a vehicle that crashed into a patrol car.