By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — More rain and snow is expected to fall across the Southland through New Year’s Eve.

The National Weather Service forecasts a significant rainstorm to enter the area Monday bringing a half to 1 inch of rain in a fast-moving system.

READ MORE: 'She Led With Love, Kindness, And Compassion': County Establishes Sandra Shells Memorial Fund In Honor Of Slain Nurse

A winter storm warning was issued for 12 p.m. Monday to 12:00 a.m. for the Los Angeles County mountains — excluding the Santa Monica Range — where heavy snow was expected.

Forecasters say areas above 5,000 feet could get up to 10 inches with lighter accumulations of 2 to 4 inches possible between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. Winds gusts as high as 40 mph were also in the forecast.

Snow levels could drop below 2,500 feet Tuesday, with a dusting in the foothills.

The low levels could affect the major mountain passes like the Grapevine. Drivers were warned to look out for reduced visibility in areas of blowing snow.

READ MORE: Elton John Tests Positive For COVID; Postpones 2 Shows

CBSLA Meteorologist Amber Lee advised drivers to bring a flashlight, extra food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Monday’s high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 40s and 50s before dropping into the 30s in some valley and mountains areas overnight. Antelope Valley could see temperatures in the high 20s.

The next storm is expected to hit the region from late Tuesday night into Thursday, with another system quickly moving in Friday.

New Year’s Day was shaping up to be dry but cool across the region, though the forecast could still change between now and then.

MORE NEWS: Highly Touted COVID-19 Antiviral Treatments In Short Supply

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)