California is bracing itself for an incoming storm system that is expected to bring heavy rain and snow to the region. 

According to weather reports, the storm is expected to hit the northern part of the state first and then move southward. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Sierra Nevada mountains, where up to 3 feet of snow could fall.

While the storm may be good news for California's drought-stricken areas, it could also bring dangerous conditions. 

Heavy rain could cause flooding and mudslides, and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines. 

Residents are advised to take necessary precautions and stay indoors during the storm.

Meanwhile, the southern states are bracing for freezing temperatures as a cold front moves through the region. 

Parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi could see temperatures drop below freezing, which could cause dangerous driving conditions and damage to crops.

The combination of rain and snow in California and freezing temperatures in the south is a reminder that weather patterns can be unpredictable and extreme.