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Rain should give way to partly cloudy skies

March 25, 2011 |  8:17 am

Showers that caused havoc Friday morning on Southern California freeways should give way in the afternoon to partly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service.

A jackknifed big rig on the 5 Freeway at Burbank Boulevard near Alameda temporarily closed all lanes of the southbound roadway.

Traffic snailed back for more than a mile north of the big rig as heavy cranes were being used to upright the 18-wheeler that stretched across the freeway on its side.

Given the slick conditions, the California Highway Patrol opted to close all the lanes while clearing the big rig.

High surf with breakers reaching 7 feet on west-facing beaches and strong rip tides should continue through Saturday.

In the mountains Friday, expect snow, blowing snow and slick roads.

On Saturday, clouds should increase with the possibility of showers late in the afternoon and into the night, the weather service predicts.

Sunny skies are expected to return to the region by Sunday and temperatures will creep back up into the low 70s on Monday.


Weather Service issues storm warning for L.A. region

Heavy rain, high winds, cold air to hit Southern California

-- Mike Anton and Richard Winton

Photo: Third-grader Kimberly Martinez walks to school with her grandmother, Maria Martinez, Friday morning as the sun starts to peek through. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times