Hot & cold: Southern California temperatures to push the extremes this week

Downtown Los Angeles with snow.
Downtown Los Angeles with snow.
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Southern California has yet to make up its mind about the weather. Temperatures are expected to dip after last week's heat wave – and more heat is in the forecast.

The National Weather Service issued freeze warnings through 9 a.m. Monday for many areas in Southern California and said there could be more frosty weather Monday night through Tuesday morning.

Good news is Angelenos can dust off their snowboards and skis; several Southern California ski resorts are open for business. Further north, Mammoth Mountain reports about two feet of snow and started opening runs this past weekend.

Though real snow has yet to fall on the most southern slopes, folks who want to zip down a mountain can enjoy sunny skies and manmade snow. According to NBC LA, Mountain High in Wrightwood has been a magnet for thousands of skiers and snowboarders. Big Bear Mountain opens today.

On Sunday, record low temperatures were set at several places, including Paso Robles, Camarillo, Alpine and Vista. Lows hit the 20s and 30s in many places.

However, more heat is on the way. Forecasters say gusty winds are building already in the mountains and temperatures could be above normal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Los Angeles will see a high of 81 degrees those two days.