A wind advisory was in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday evening in the Riverside County mountains, with forecasters warning that unsecured objects could be blown down and “a few power outages may result,” according to the National Weather Service. Gusts up to 50 mph were expected in the mountains.

The NWS also said more rain storms are likely to hit the area this week, possibly as early as Tuesday night, with heavy rain expected Wednesday and Thursday. A slight chance of lingering showers from this weekend’s storm was predicted Sunday evening, along with a chance of rain Monday night before the heaviest rain moves in mid-week.

Friday and Saturday are expected to be mostly cloudy, generate light rain and gradually become sunny, according to the NWS.

Riverside County residents were spending New year’s Day drying out from Saturday night’s rain. In Jurupa Valley, a woman was rescued Sunday after being stuck in 40 feet of water in the Santa Ana River bottom.

Flooding in Palm Springs on Sunday morning caused a road closure on North Indian Canyon Drive between Sunrise Parkway and Garnet Avenue, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

The snow level in the mountains was expected to be 5,500 feet Sunday evening, with snow accumulation of about 1 feet.

Temperatures in Riverside County will be in the upper 50s and low 60s during the week, with lows mostly in the 40s, according to the weather service.

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