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Skiers and snowboarders in the Los Angeles area will be treated to fresh powder on the slopes, with snowfall expected to hit the region’s mountain communities this weekend.

Southern California is expected to see its first significant rain of the season Sunday night, when a cold front coming through Monday could bring up to an inch of rain across the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Areas above 5,000 feet can expect about 2 to 5 inches of snow through Monday, the weather agency said.

That means winter wonderland fun for those planning to visit the area ski resorts.

Those who plan to hit the slopes this weekend are encouraged to travel with people within their immediate household to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department on Saturday extended its Cold Weather Alert for Antelope Valley through Wednesday as temperatures are expected to fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. 

A cold weather alert has also been issued for Mount Wilson and the mountains just outside the city of L.A. for Sunday through Tuesday. An alert is also in place Tuesday through Wednesday for the Santa Clarita Valley.

“Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs are especially vulnerable during cold weather. Extra precaution should be taken to ensure they don’t get too cold when they are outside,” County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said in a news release Sunday. “There are places where people can go to stay warm, such as shelters or other public facilities.”

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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