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Rain, snow forecast through Wednesday for Southern California

Rain falls on a Southern California freeway during a recent storm.
Rain falls on a Southern California freeway during a recent storm.
File photo by Ed Joyce

It's Southern California's version of a post-White Christmas as rain, snow fell throughout the region the day after the holiday.

Scattered showers moved in Tuesday night and continued Wednesday morning. It is expected to move out later in the evening.

The heaviest downpours Wednesday morning were reported in the Rancho Cucamonga area, according to NBC LA.

As usual when rain falls during the morning commute, several solo-vehicle crashes were reported on Southland freeways.

The California Highway Patrol reports the southbound truck lanes connecting Interstate 5 and the Antelope Freeway near Santa Clarita will be closed until further notice. At least two big rigs collided, one of which has overturned and spilled 50-gallons of diesel fuel, according to the CHP.

Extended periods of snow are also possible in Wrightwood and Big Bear. There’s a winter weather advisory for the mountains in LA and Riverside counties through this afternoon.

“We’re going to have some gusty winds with possible snow," said Stuart Seto, a meterologist with the National Weather Service. "That combination – now, this is for above 5,000 feet – will affect people up in those areas creating travel difficulties, slippery roads and limited visibilities.”

The forecast calls for clear skies on Thursday and Friday, with rain and snow returning over the weekend.