A cold weather system is moving into the region this week,
bringing with it below average temperatures, and a chance of rain and snow, the
National Weather Service is reporting.
The cold low-pressure system is forecast to move over the area Wednesday night through early Thursday, according to the NWS.
Temperatures will be much cooler Wednesday with readings below average, the NWS is reporting.
In Lake Elsinore, Wednesday’s daytime high is forecast to be 68 degrees, with an overnight low of 48 degrees, according to the NWS. The agency is reporting a 30 percent chance of rain in the city on Wednesday with winds at 18 mph.
In the mountains and deserts, strong gusty southwest to west winds will blow 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to 50 mph and isolated gusts to 65 mph possible, according to the NWS.
Most of the rainfall is forecast along, and west, of the mountains.
The snow level will lower to 5,500 to 6,000 feet Wednesday night through early Thursday with a few inches of snowfall possible above 6,000 feet and around a half a foot of snow on the highest peaks, mainly above 7,500 feet, according to the NWS.