Southern California is Defrosting After Hail and Freeway Closures

Sunny conditions are expected all week after a cold snap

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    Weather Forecast for Saturday (Published Saturday, Feb 9, 2013)

    Temperatures are expected to rise after a cold snap gripped Southern California with snow, hail and road closures.

    Icy temperatures are on their way out of Southern California as this cold snap heads east, forecasters said.

    NBC4's Full Weather Forecast

    The rain's cleared, but chilly temperatures were expected through Tuesday. Los Angeles was forecast to see overnight temperatures in the 40s. Los Angeles and Anaheim are going to be sunny on Sunday with temperatures in the upper 50s. Beaches were expected to hit 70 degrees.

    Mountain temperature lows are dipping into the upper teens until midweek when they begin to rise to the lower 20s.

    The surf is forecast to see between three and six foot sets.

    Forecasters said about a half an inch of rain in some areas of Southern California fell during this week's storm.

    The storm brought more than a foot of snow in Big Bear overnight. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts reopened Friday morning after the manhunt for Christopher Dorner caused the resorts to close down Thursday evening. 

    Hail pelted parts of Southern California, including Redondo Beach and Burbank.

    The main route along the Golden State Freeway through Southern California was reopened by Saturday morning, after blizzard-like conditions and storm warnings prompted the highway's closure.

    The I-15 Freeway, the main route between Southern California and Las Vegas reopened Saturday morning after being closed closed in both directions for four hours due to weather.

    Saturday is coincidentally snow day at the L.A. Zoo, and snow will be delivered to delight tigers, bears, otters, seals and snow leopards.

    A massive storm, nicknamed "Nemo," has pummelled the East Coast this week, canceling thousands of airline flights across the country.

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