Southern California: More harsh weather after record snowfall and rain

Stunning snowfall, record rainfall, and flooding were all caused by a historic weather front that pounded a large portion of Southern California.

Snow and rain were brought to northern California on Sunday by the first of two new storms.

For a large portion of the Sierra Nevada, blizzard warnings will go into place at 4 a.m. on Monday and remain until Wednesday.

Due to heavy snow and severe wind, mountain travel is predicted to be extremely hazardous and nearly impossible, the weather service's Sacramento office said on Twitter.

Highs in Los Angeles are predicted to reach the low 50s this week, which is roughly 15 degrees below average.

After days of violent winds, rain, and snow that fell trees and brought down power lines, more than 61,500 households and businesses in the state were still without electricity as of Sunday afternoon.

For the past three days, there has been "a tremendous storm with unprecedented volumes of precipitation and snow down to elevations that rarely see snow,"

Weather service forecasters in Los Angeles wrote. In Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, more than 7 inches of rain poured, 

producing flash floods that left automobiles stuck on roads.  In lower elevations, the storm's peak brought 

up to 10 inches of rain, while some mountainous regions were pummelling by more than 5 feet of snow.