This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.A cold storm brought rain and snow to parts of Southern California Thursday morning, even prompting the Morongo and Bear Valley school districts to close for snow days. Along with the snow, forecasters are calling for a chance of hail and thunderstorms throughout the day Thursday. Coastal and valley residents will likely see about a quarter of an inch of rain with this storm. Showers could continue into Friday morning, but skies are expected to dry out by Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters were expecting one to three inches of snow to fall in mountain areas above 2,500 feet, with up to 6 inches possible over the eastern San Gabriel Mountains. Snow fell in the Santa Monica Mountains above the Malibu coast, the Los Angeles County Fire Department air operations section showed in a video posted on Twitter. In the nearby celebrity haven of Calabasas, actor Jerry O’Connell recorded video of himself as snow fell on his car and quickly melted. “It is snowing in Calabasas — crazy,” he said. “Correct, that is snow!” the weather service said in response to a video posted from a school in suburban Thousand Oaks where white stuff was lightly falling. Officials were especially concerned about dangerous driving conditions on mountain roads and highways due to the low snow levels. Earlier, the storm coated large areas of desert northeast of Los Angeles, temporarily halting traffic on various state routes.
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