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Cold storm drops rain, snow before moving out of Southern California

A radar image showing a storm moving through Southern California that left behind rain/snow.
A radar image showing a storm moving through Southern California that left behind rain/snow. Courtesy NOAA

Commuters need to be mindful of slick roads as they head out Thursday morning as a cold storm dropped rain overnight in the region and snow in the mountains.

As usual, the coast saw little rain, with inland areas seeing more of the wet stuff, according to L.A.'s Department of Water and Power. Manhattan Beach saw 0.11 inches of rain as of 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning, while the Aliso Canyon area saw about .43 inches of rain. Snow flurries are falling in Big Bear.

RELATED: MAP: Cold storm brings 2 days of rain, snow, road closures to Southern California 

Small rock and mudslides are reported on some roads in the Malibu area and elsewhere but no major problems are reported. Mountain roads remain closed Thursday morning.

Moisture remains in the forecast throughout the day Thursday, though the bulk of the storm has moved out of Southern California. It's expected to be clear Friday, but a chance of rain returns to the forecast on Saturday.

Minor flooding is reported in San Diego County, where the National Weather Service has issued advisories for snow and gusty winds in the mountains and for possible flooding at the coast, where the highest tide of the year arrives early Thursday morning.

A snow flurry briefly slowed traffic through the Grapevine section of Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles but it's now stopped.

“We did get some snow up on the Grapevine. We did not close the Grapevine at all overnight," said  CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos. "We don’t anticipate closing it at this time so traffic is free-flowing through the area, but we still have wet roadway conditions.”

Most of the accidents Thursday morning were solo-vehicle spinouts caused by people driving too fast along transition roads and freeway ramps.

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