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Rain in SoCal expected to clear Saturday afternoon, but more coming Sunday

Rain and snow are in the forecast for Saturday morning in Southern California, but the afternoon should be free of precipitation, the National Weather Service said.

The rain was already falling in Los Angeles County at 7 a.m. and Orange County at 7:45 a.m. Showers began in Riverside and San Bernardino counties about 8 a.m.

The rain was not expected to be substantial enough to trigger debris flows in areas affected by wildfires.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for the Inland Empire mountains, where several inches of snow were expected. Chain controls were in effect for Highway 2 in the Angeles National Forest and Highway 18 in the San Bernardino Mountains.

More light showers are expected Sunday. There could be several more inches of snow in the mountains, including the passes, with snow levels as low as 3,000 feet. A mix of rain and snow was expected in the High Desert on Sunday, but the snow was not expected to stick, the weather service said.

Check the Caltrans Quickmap at for updated road conditions.

Source: Orange County Register

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