A cold system made its way through the Southland Monday, bringing a burst of rain, snow and gusty winds.

Most of the heavy rain fell in the early to midmorning hours, making for a slippery commute to work. A slight chance of showers was forecast Monday afternoon, with a wind advisory in effect in the Los Angeles area through 7 Monday evening, with temperatures maxing out in the mid-50s.

West winds between 20 to 35 miles per hour were forecast, with gusts of up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

In the mountains, a winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Tuesday, with total snowfall accumulation expected to reach between 3 and 6 inches, depending on elevation, according to the NWS.

It was windy in the mountains, too, with northwest winds of 25 to 30 mph and gusts of 55 mph, with the strongest winds forecast in the Interstate 5 corridor.

Mountain lows were forecast to dip as low as the 20s to mid-30s Monday evening.

In Orange County, conditions were similar. The chances of continued showers were slighter as afternoon winds were forecast to pick up at the coast to 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 40 mph, and inland at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. A wind advisory in Orange County is in effect through 8 p.m.

A cold weather alert is also in effect through 10 p.m. for the mountains and the Antelope Valley, where temperatures will drop into the 20 and 30s at night.

Due to the rainfall in the area, Los Angeles County health officials warned residents to avoid beaches around storm drains, creeks and rivers until at least Thursday morning.

Dry weather with warmer temperatures will return Tuesday and continue for the rest of the workweek, forecasters said.

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