National Weather Service issues warnings for snow, wind

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FILE PHOTO: Donna McAloney’s snowperson wears a cowboy hat. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Monday morning from 9 am through late Monday night above 6,000 feet. The areas affected are San Bernardino County Mountains, Including the cities of Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, and Wrightwood and Riverside County mountains. 

For Riverside County mountains the storm warning is through Tuesday morning at 6 am.

There will be heavy snow at times. Snow accumulations of 10 to 20   inches above 8,000 feet, 5 to 10 inches between 7,000 and 8,000 feet, and 1 to 5 inches from 6,000 to 7,000 feet and strong winds from 20 to 40 mph.

The NWS is also warning of significant reductions in visibility and significant strong winds that may impact travel. 

For Riverside County mountains the NWS is warning of heavy snow at times and snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches above 8,000 feet, 5 to 10 inches between 7,000 and 8,000  feet, and 1 to 5 inches from 6,000 to 7,000 feet. Strong winds from 20 to 40 mph.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

City News contributed to this report.