|An unseasonably strong low-pressure system digging south off the California coast will tap into an atmospheric river and direct into Southern California today bringing heavy snow with strong, damaing winds. This storm has the potential to drop feet of snow across the area, travel is not recommended. Cold and windy out there today with snow, becoming heavy at times this morning with southwest winds increasing 20-40 mph, gusts near 70 mph are possible in blizzard-like conditions, making for extremely treacherous travel. The snow level will lower to around 5,000 feet with accumulations of 1-2 feet expected through tonight. As this plume of moisture drops south of our area, steadier precipitation will turn more showery in nature tonight through Wednesday as the main low moves in. Occasional snow showers will remain heavy at times with isolated thunderstorms also possible. The snow level will fall as low as 3,500 feet tomorrow with additional accumulations around a foot possible, bringing storm totals in the 1-3 foot range with isolated higher amounts near 4 feet possible in a few locations. Clouds, winds, and snow showers will decrease tomorrow night as our storm exits the region with fair and slightly warmer weather returning through the weekend. Another spring storm is possible next week, but it's still a little early for a lot of details.