Katia Guerrero from Monrovia plays in the snow

Katia Guerrero, 17 from Monrovia, plays in the snow at Angeles Crest Highway near Angeles Forest Highway in the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Guerrero's older sister brought her up to the snow because today is her birthday. A fast-moving storm dumped snow at higher elevations overnight. (Raul Roa/Staff photographer / February 20, 2013)

Strong winds and subfreezing temperatures are expected in inland and mountain areas across Southern California on Thursday in the wake of a winter storm that dumped snow and rain on the region.

Temperatures are expected to range from the upper 20s to low 30s from interior valleys in San Luis Obispo County to the Antelope, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.

The frigid temperatures are a result of a cold, dry air mass. The agency said crops, sensitive vegetation and animals need to be protected, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Frost advisories were issued for inland valley areas from the Central Coast to the San Gabriel Valley.

-- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times