The Snow Valley resort in Running Springs has seen an additional 9 inches of snow on top of 43 inches that has already fallen in recent storms. (Image from Snow Valley live cam)
RIVERSIDE — Frigid temperatures are expected Monday morning in portions of the Inland Empire, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a frost advisory for the San Bernardino and Riverside county valleys.
The frost advisory warning of near-freezing temperatures in some low-lying inland locales will last until 8 a.m. Monday. The advisory indicates a likelihood of temperatures dropping to the low 30s across parts of the Inland Empire, including Ontario, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet, Beaumont and the Riverside metropolitan area, forecasters said.
The Coachella Valley is not included in the frost advisory.
The advisory signifies widespread frost is expected, and sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.
More snow fell over the weekend in the San Bernardino Mountains.
The Snow Valley Mountain Resort in Running Springs has seen 6 inches of snow in the past 24 hours, and 9 inches over the past 48 hours, said spokesman john Brice. Before this recent snowfall, the resort had received 43 inches of snow.
High temperatures Monday will be 56 to 61 in the Riverside metropolitan area, 46 to 51 in the mountains, 57 to 62 in the San Gorgonio Pass and 62 to 67 in the Coachella Valley.
Highs in the San Bernardino area will be 59 to 60 degrees, with highs in mountain communities, including Big Bear and Running Springs, in the mid- to upper 30s.
Rain is coming to the Inland Empire.
More rain is expected to make its way to the Inland Empire possibly as early as Tuesday night and lingering for a few days, which could make for a wet and snowy Valentine’s Day in the area.