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Another rainstorm Saturday afternoon could drop snow level to 3,500 feet

February 19, 2011 |  7:36 am
Forecasters are bracing for another wave of rain and snow to move through Southern California on Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.

This last in a series of storms could drop the snow level to 3,500 feet, causing potential problems for the Grapevine and other mountain passes.

Hillside and canyon areas prone to mudslides have been through the rain so far with few problems. According to the National Weather Service, the first series of storms dropped about a half-inch of rain in the L.A. basin. While the forecast had warned of possible funnel clouds and lightning, no major problems of that type were reported.

The rains should give way to partly cloudy skies on Sunday and Monday, according to the NWS.

-- Shelby Grad

Image: Weather conditions at 7 a.m. PST; Credit: National Weather Service