A Blast of Winter Is Coming to the Southwest

We’ll finally get a taste of fall this weekend as the coldest air so far this season will swoop over the western US. 

There’s a good chance you’ll be turning on the heater or lighting up the fireplace, depending on where you are in southern California.

What You Need To Know

  • A fall storm will bring cold arctic air over the region
  • Day and night temperatures will plummet through Tuesday
  • There will be little snow for California; snow will mainly be over the Rockies and Plains
  • Expect more sun next week, and temperatures will warm up

A storm coming out of Canada will move over the west on Sunday and Monday, bringing mainly light rain over SoCal. In its wake, cold air will linger over the region.  

Temperatures west of the mountains will drop into the 60s and low 70s. It’ll be a big difference from the 80s, 90s, and 100s just a week prior.  

If you want to put on your fall, and even winter clothes, head up to the mountains. The extended forecast below is for Big Bear.   

If you still want some warmth, visit Palm Springs. Monday will be the coolest day, but it’ll be nice and mild.  

Many residents have been looking forward to fall after enduring 151 days of triple-digit temperatures this year. On average, Palm Springs has 103 days of 100s during the summer.

If you’re taking a road trip over the next few days, take a look at how temperatures drop for some of these popular weekend getaway spots.

If you’re flying across the country, take a look at the dramatic drop in temperatures from Saturday to Monday.