RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A cold winter storm is forecast for parts of Riverside County beginning Friday, bringing with it the possibility of up to 8 inches of snow in some areas.
A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 10 p.m. with the possibility of light snow falling along busy freeway mountain passes, including along Interstate 15 through Cajon Pass, where snowfall of at least 1 to 3 inches is expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The NWS said an extra 3 to 8 inches of snow could fall above 5,000 feet elevation.
"Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving,'' an NWS statement said.
Communities where heavy snowfall is anticipated include Idyllwild-Pine Cove in Riverside County and Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear