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Cold storm to hit Southern California, dropping snow levels and producing hail

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Cold storm to hit Southern California, dropping snow levels and producing hail

Another storm is moving into Southern California, bringing some rain but also the possibility of snow at very low elevations.

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Here are the key things you need to know:

Advertisement > ►A storm moving in Wednesday night and Thursday morning will bring light rain to coastal and basin areas but snow to very low mountain elevations.

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Snow levels will also be lowered to about 2,000 feet Thursday, and up to 6 inches of powder may fall in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains. It’s possible that snow levels could fall to 1,500 feet if heavier precipitation moves in.

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►Temperatures will likely remain below normal through the week. By Friday, the highs will increase slightly to the mid-50s and low 60s, forecasters said.

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►Hail is also expected

►Mountain passes — including the corridors of Interstate 5 and 15 and Highways 22, 138, 15 and 154 — could be impacted by snow

A COLD storm system is already producing showers over #SoCal , snow level will drop to @2000 ' Thu. Check road conditions before you attempt to drive in the mtns! #CAwx #LAsnow pic.twitter.com/mFQ328yNhV

NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 20, 2019 OPERATION SNOWFLAKE: Planning on driving through I-5 between Bakersfield and Los Angeles County? Be prepared for snow and a potential closure of I-5 through the #Grapevine . Here are some winter weather driving tips to stay prepared: pic.twitter.com/EMg17dn6tx

Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) February 21, 2019 ►Low temperatures will hit the 40s in some parts of the L.A. basin Thursday morning, rising to the 50s during the day and then back into the 40s and perhaps even the 30s Friday morning

►Mountain areas will be hit by heavy winds and lows into the 20s

Winter Weather Advisories issued Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening for the mountains, Antelope Valley, Cuyama Valley, and SLO County Interior Valleys. #LArain #LAWeather #cawx pic.twitter.com/nHQ0kFhsLn

NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) February 20, 2019 Snow will impact the mountain communities this afternoon through Thursday night ❄️ / Snow levels will drop to 2000-2500 ft by Thursday evening / Accumulations will be highest above 6000 ft #cawx #snow pic.twitter.com/biCpE0aY1k

NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) February 20, 2019