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Storm drenches California; forecast calls for rain through the weekend

A radar image of rainfall across California Friday morning.
A radar image of rainfall across California Friday morning.
Courtesy NOAA

Commuters in Southern California are driving on slick roads Friday morning after the second day of rain in the region.

The precipitation may have already contributed to a serious accident in Pasadena as several big rigs – two of which jackknifed – closed the westbound lanes of the 210 Freeway near the 134 Freeway. The collision occurred at about 2:25 a.m. and it may not be cleared until after 7:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

Rainfall totals from Thursday to Friday morning in the Southland range from 0.16 inches near LAX to about .029 inches in Northridge. Light, persistent rain is in the forecast through Sunday.

In Northern California, the second in a series of storms is bringing heavy rain and flood warnings to the area.

The National Weather Service has issued a variety of warnings for heavy rain, snow, high winds and flash floods from the San Francisco Bay area to the Oregon border. Several inches of intense rainfall is expected Friday morning before another storm hits Sunday.