Sunshine and warmth will soon no longer dominate California. A pair of potent storms threaten to bring rain, mountain snow, thunderstorms and gusty winds to the state after the weekend comes to an end.

With high pressure centered over the central Rockies, plenty of sun will once again shine across Southern California on Sunday. The resultant offshore flow will send temperatures soaring into the 80s in Los Angeles and San Diego.

Meanwhile, the tail-end of a cold front will make for a cooler and damp day across northern California.

Heavier rain will drench far-northwestern California on Monday as a stronger storm slams into the Northwest. Just a rain shower or two will wet Interstate 80's Donner Pass. Strong wind gusts, however, will endanger drivers of semi-trucks and campers.

Another Pacific storm on the heels of Monday's system will cause more of California to turn unsettled. Rain will push southward through the state Tuesday into Thursday. It is not out of the question that the rain pours down heavy enough to trigger flash flooding and mudslides, mainly in the recently burned areas.

As colder air invades, snow levels will plummet from north to south. Snow will not only bury the Sierra, but could impact motorists on the Tejon and Cajon passes in Southern California.

Enough instability will likely also be present that small, hail-producing thunderstorms could rumble across California around the middle of next week.

Gusty winds will also accompany the midweek storm. The strongest winds should howl at the coastline, over the mountains and across the Desert Southwest.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski