It will be cold and wet Friday and Saturday as a storm front moves across Southern California, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.
The snowfall could be heavy in the mountains in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego counties. Forecasters said snow could fall as low as the 3,000-foot level of north-facing slopes; mountains above 4,000 feet could get up to eight inches.
Sunday should be warmer and sunnier, they said.
The winter storm is the result of a low-pressure system that flowed in from the Gulf of Alaska.
"This weather could be deadly for unprepared campers or hikers," the weather service said in an advisory. "A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel."
-- Bob Pool, Los Angeles TimesCopyright © 2015, CT Now