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What the hail?! Cold weather storm is freaking out L.A.

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The less-than-sunny weather that was supposed to leave on Tuesday has decided to stay a while in Los Angeles and get its head together. Temperature highs in the 50s will be crashing on your couch until further notice.

A cold weather storm is currently freaking out the Southland with a flurry of hail, snow, wind, rain, rip tides, dangerous swells, a bit of thunder and traffic accidents, says the National Weather Service and the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP closed Interstate 5 through the Grapevine on Monday afternoon as light snow began falling on the mountain pass, the L.A. Times reported.

The NWS issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains until 10:00 p.m. Monday. Keep an eye open for snow around 2500-foot elevations, gusty winds from 20-45 miles per hour, and slick roads. For the board-toting beaches-goers, the weather service warns of high surf up to nine feet, and dangerous, quick-moving currents.

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