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Light, But Steady, Showers Soak Roads for the Morning Drive

Part of Pacific Coast Highway remain closed early Monday due to a weekend mudslide

Light to moderate rain in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties is expected to taper off Monday morning, but drivers should expect pockets of drizzle during the morning commute.

Monday's rain was the result of a second Pacific storm after a system that hit Sunday. A quarter of an inch of rain is expected in LA County this morning, three-quarters of an inch in Ventura County.

The snow level in the San Gabriel Mountains was at 5,000 feet Monday morning, expected to rise to 7,000 feet.

Showers will move out Monday, but more rain is in the forecast. 

"We've got a chance of heavier rain on the way for the weekend," said NBC4 forecaster Shanna Mendiola.

The next significant storm system is expected to arrive Sunday and possibly stick around into Monday.

Weekend rain led to a mudslide and road closure on Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu. Debris flows trapped cars and forced the closure of a section of road into Monday morning. Caltrans officials said PCH would remain shut down in both directions from Las Posas Road in Ventura County to Encinal Canyon Road in Malibu until at least through later Monday, possibly through Tuesday.


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The roadway havoc was part of the first winter storm of 2019, which moved into the area Saturday night before clearing up Sunday.

Expect highs of 54 degrees on Mount Wilson; 58 in Palmdale and Lancaster; 59 in Saugus; 60 in San Gabriel; 61 in Burbank and Woodland Hills; 62 in Pasadena, Avalon and at LAX; 63 in Long Beach; and 64 in downtown LA.

Partly cloudy skies were forecast in Orange County, along with highs of 46 on Santiago Peak; 55 on Ortega Highway at 2,600 feet; 58 at Fremont Canyon; 60 at Trabuco Canyon, San Clemente, Laguna Beach and Yorba Linda; 61 in Newport Beach; 62 in Anaheim and Fullerton and Mission Viejo; and 63 in Irvine.

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