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Rain slows Southern California traffic, makes for soggy morning commute

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A cold weather system from Alaska brought  light rain to Southern California Tuesday morning, bringing enough precipitation to cause wet roads as people head to work. The storm also led to snowfall in the area's mountains.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting a spike in accidents on the freeways, and several in Los Angeles are already showing slow traffic.

The rain so far has been light, but steady. Rainfall totals ranged from .28 inches in Beverly Hills to .31 inches in Eagle Rock as of 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

Snow showers are also in the forecast for the Grapevine area, along with a high wind advisory, especially in the Southern California mountains.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for rain to fall throughout the region Tuesday morning, with the precipitation clearing out of Southern California this afternoon. The rest of the week is predicted to be clear.

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