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Adding To The Weirdness, A Storm Is Heading Our Way

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Motorists maneuver their way along a rain soaked Interstate Highway 5 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 20. 2019. Hail and heavy rain fell as powerful thunderstorms swept into Southern California, flooding roads and snarling rush hour traffic. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (Richard Vogel/AP)
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Another winter storm is making its way to Southern California Monday, bringing rain, snow and low temperatures for the beginning of the week.

In the coastal and valley areas, experts expect between three-quarters and one-and-a-half inches of rain. In the foothills and mountains, one-and-a-half to three inches are predicted. The wet weather is expected to go hand-in-hand with gusty winds ranging from 20 to 40 miles per hour.

The snow level is 5,000 feet, with areas between that and 6,000 feet getting 4-8 inches. Areas above 6,000 feet could see between 8-14 inches.

Those levels will drop significantly later Monday, said Curt Kaplan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, from 5,000 feet down to 3,000 or 3,500 feet

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That could affect the I-5 corridor, Kaplan adds, so "we will probably see some hazardous driving conditions anywhere between Gorman and the Grapevine."

Drivers traveling up the mountains should keep a flashlight, food, water and chains in their vehicle.

A winter storm warning goes into effect later Monday morning for the San Gabriel Mountains and the San Bernardino County mountains.