Forecasters say Southern California will rapidly switch to summerlike conditions on the heels of a chilly system that dusted mountains with snow.
The San Diego National Weather Service office says the temperature swing from Wednesday to Saturday will be up to 30 degrees as high pressure builds. Valley temperatures are expected to reach the 90s while lower deserts top 100 degrees.
The midweek chill with rain and snow showers came courtesy of a low-pressure system that has moved away.
In the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles, the Snow Valley resort tweeted that Wednesday’s storm left 4-5 inches (10-13 centimeters) of snow. The resort says that’s not enough to reopen.