Enjoying another beautiful weekend with near-normal temperatures and dry weather. A developing offshore flow will bring gusty Santa Ana winds Sunday into Monday, mainly below passes and canyons before we transition back to an onshore flow. A pattern change is in the works for us later this week which brings an active jet south into our area with at least a couple of storms on the radar. Expect mostly sunny skies again out there today with north to northeast winds 10-15mph and highs in the 50's. A trough pushing inland to our north will strengthen the onshore flow Monday with gusty west winds 20-30mph at times as highs remain in the 50's. This weak system will brush the area Monday night but lacks moisture, the chance for any precip looks pretty slim to none at this time. It will cool us down with highs dropping into the 40's to around 50° Tuesday and Wednesday. Attention quickly turns to a stronger storm that should approach our area Thursday with clouds and winds on the increase. Currently, expect showers to develop on Thursday with the snow level initially high, possibly above 7,000 feet as this system taps into moisture off the Pacific. The cold front should arrive by Friday morning ushering much colder temperatures and lowering snow levels with snow showers likely to round out the week. Preliminary estimates of around a quarter to half-inch of rain is possible before we change over to snow, then up to 3-6" of snow are possible as the storm exits the area Friday night. We'll stay cold and breezy through the weekend with another storm on the horizon towards Monday or Tuesday. With winter weather finally in the forecast now is the time to prepare for frigid temperatures and potentially hazardous driving conditions, always carry tire chains, and be safe!