A winter storm moved across the region overnight, bringing an unusual sighting of hail in local cities. The main moisture band cleared out of Los Angeles County early Friday morning, said Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
Scattered showers were expected into the evening, along with a chance of thunderstorms.
"Scattered" was the key word, Thompson said.
"Some areas could see a lot more rain than others," he said.
The storm brought snow to higher elevations, with reports of accumulations between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, Thompson said. A winter storm warning was in effect for mountain areas until 10 p.m.; the Antelope Valley was under a winter weather advisory until noon.
Interstate 5 had been closed over the Grapevine after reports of snow and ice, but has reopened, California Highway Patrol said.
Temperatures Friday were expected to hover in the mid- to upper 50s, Thompson said.
Saturday morning could bring some clouds and a slight chance of showers, Thompson said, but after that, warm weather was on the way. Temperatures in the 70s were expected starting Sunday, peaking around 80 degrees Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles.
"If we survive through this evening, we should be good," Thompson said. "Back to summer-like weather."
A number of Glendale and Burbank residents shared their thoughts on Twitter and other social media platforms Friday:
-- Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
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