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Wacky weather day in L.A.: First hail, then rainbows

March 8, 2013 |  9:18 pm

It started with rain. Then there was hail. Finally L.A.'s wacky weather day ended with rainbows that once again had people snapping photos.

Hail was reported in the Westside, Hollywood and parts of the San Fernando Valley.

Rich Thompson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said scattered showers were expected into the evening, along with a chance of thunderstorms.

The storm brought snow to higher elevations, with reports of accumulations between 3,000 and 3,500 feet, Thompson said. A winter storm warning was in effect for mountain areas until 10 p.m.; the Antelope Valley was under a winter weather advisory until noon.

Saturday morning could bring some clouds and a slight chance of showers, Thompson said, but after that, warm weather was on the way. Temperatures in the 70s were expected starting Sunday, peaking around 80 degrees Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles.

Here are some images aggregated from social media sites: --Kate Mather and Shelby Grad