A cold storm brought snow and rain to California on Tuesday and forecasters warned that freezing temperatures will follow.

Snowfall in Southern California mountains was expected down to elevations as low as 2,000 feet, forecasters said. 

The snow and rain is needed in California, where the wintry weather vital to the state’s water supply has been spotty after a very wet December.

Widespread freeze warnings were issued for overnight hours from early Wednesday to Friday morning.

Associated Press