Blizzards bring 6 feet of snow to parts of California as state braces for more winter storms

California storm warnings and weather advisories remained in effect Sunday for a substantial portion of the state, as northern and central counties braced for another round of heavy rain and snow in and around the sprawling Sierra Nevada mountain range. 

Meanwhile, forecasts indicated milder conditions ahead for Southern California, after the region faced blizzards and dangerous flooding earlier this weekend during a powerful winter storm that the National Weather Service called one of the strongest to ever hit the area. 

The storm, which knocked out electricity and trapped motorists in their cars as snow blanketed roadways, had dumped more than 5 inches of rain on inland valley areas and brought over 6 feet of snow to parts of the San Gabriel mountains by Sunday morning, according to NWS San Diego.

The first of two upcoming winter storm systems arrived in Northern California before dawn on Sunday.