A “very cold airmass” will pass through the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service said.

The weather agency said residents could expect to see snow on Monday morning, covering yards and roadways.

Rainy Storm

“We could see a dusting to light snow amounts down to 1,500 – 2,000 feet, locally lower in some areas, but the real potential for snow accumulation remains at the higher elevations. Snow amounts still remain to be about an inch or less in the North Bay mountains, 1 – 2 inches for Mt. Hamilton, and up to 6 inches across the Santa Lucia Mountains,” said forecasters.

The National Weather Agency also forecaster the temperatures in the region to drop to as low as 30 degrees below normal in the early morning. The storm also brings powerful winds on Monday.

“Wind gusts of 15-25 mph will be fairly widespread Monday morning into afternoon for the valleys, but higher terrain areas could see 25-35 mph gusts, locally up to 40 mph over peaks,” said forecasters, CBS Local reported.

Forecasters predict rain showers to bring nearly half an inch to the region, hitting the North Bay first at around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The precipitation will arrive in the San Francisco metro area around 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and reach the Monterey Bay around 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.