Rush-hour commuters faced thunderstorms and small hail across Southern California Tuesday afternoon, as showers brought brief heavy downpours and snow to mountain areas.
Scattered showers, thunderstorms and small hail moved from the Ventura to L.A. County area during the afternoon hours and was expected to continue through the early evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The southeast-moving storm system produced cloud-to-ground lightning, and localized flooding was possible in areas hit by heavy showers.
Heavy downpours showered Burbank and Glendale as of 4 p.m., and within the hour rain and pea-sized hail reached the downtown L.A. area, according to the weather service.
One to 3 inches of snow was expected to accumulate as low as 4,000 feet, and images on social media showed the San Bernardino County areas of Wrightwood and Pinon Hills blanketed white.