A 70-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in California has been closed due to the severe winter weather, and forecasters warning the journey could be challenging for the next few days.

Although the sun shone over Southern California on Sunday, December 26 after days of heavy rains, weather experts cautioned that it was coming into its own as two more storms are expected to end the year, weather forecasters said.

Temperatures this week had predicted to be colder than average, with highs in the 50s along the coast as well as upper 40s and 50s in the valleys and mountains.

Parts of Los Angeles County could see totals of up to an inch by midweek, said NWS weather expert Kristan Lund.

The NWS reports the cold winter storm will hit large parts of Utah and southwest Wyoming.

It could compromise traffic across the Cajon Pass during the Monday night into Tuesday, as a few inches of snow was forecast which may affect traffic.

Much of the Wasatch Front can expect 2 to 4 cm of snow, according to the NWS.

Further rain is expected through Friday as the week progresses and is expected to fall again from Wednesday to Friday.

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