Get ready for a chilly, windy night ahead
The National Weather service predicted a 50 percent chance of showers for Monday and they were half right.
There's a 100 percent of showers falling in the Taft area.
Rain started falling at midmorning and continued into the noon hour. By noon, the Temblors west of Taft were dusted with snow.
Travel problems were being reported in the Frazier-Park Pine Mountain Club area. I-5 was still open at 12:30 p.m. but the California Highway Patrol was escorting traffic over the top as snow started sticking to the roadway.
At 11:23 a.m. heavy rain was reported in the area of Highway 119 and Buena Vista Road.
The rain and snow is falling from a cold late winter system moving through the area.
The showers are expected to taper off later on Monday, but cold, windy weather will reamin overnight with low snow levels and a chance of a flurry in some of the higher foothills, the NWS said.
For the most part, snow is expected to stay above the 3,000 foot level in this area.
For the Taft area, rain is expected to taper off to a 20 percent chance of showers by this evening but it will be cold and breezy with a low in the 30s and winds gusting up to 20 miles per hour.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high in the mid 50s, but there is another chance of showers on Wednesday.