As summer-like weather conditions continue in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar Monday, forecasters said residents should expect a dramatic change later this week.
A cold low-pressure system brewing over the Gulf of Alaska is expected to move into the area Thursday night, bringing with it much cooler temperatures, a chance of rain, and the season’s first snow in local mountains dropping to the 3,000-foot-level Friday night, according to the NWS.
The chilly weather is a departure from Monday’s forecast.
In Lake Elsinore, the mercury is expected to rise to 92 degrees Monday, with extreme fire conditions in place due to low humidity levels hovering around 16 percent.
Warm conditions will remain through Wednesday in the city, although daytime highs will drop to the mid 80s, according to the NWS.
Thursday and Friday will see daytime temperatures reach only 65 degrees in Lake Elsinore, but forecasters are predicting only a 20 percent chance of rain in the city from the cold storm, according to the NWS.