Cold system to move through Southern California on Monday, bringing rain and snow

A vendor sells umbrellas while pedestrians with umbrellas walk along a city street in the rain
A vendor selling umbrellas did brisk business earlier this month at the corner of 6th and Hill streets in downtown Los Angeles.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

A brief cold system is expected to move through Southern California on Monday, bringing rain, snow and gusty winds.

Showers are expected throughout the region before dry weather returns for the rest of the week, with a warming trend beginning Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow will fall as low as 3,000 feet, expected to make for hazardous driving conditions along the 5 Freeway through the Tejon Pass and other mountain roads starting Monday morning.

Wind gusts of 45 mph were expected late Sunday and Monday in the high desert, with gusts of 40 mph in the mountains.


A cold weather alert is also in effect through Monday for mountain areas and the Antelope Valley, where temperatures will drop into the 20s and 30s at night.