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This week’s storm out of the Gulf of Alaska dropped roughly between a tenth and a third of an inch of rain in the Los Angeles area before clearing out, a National Weather Service meteorologist said Wednesday.

The storm was a one-day wonder, and a weak one at that. It slid out of the region between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, said NWS meteorologist Curt Kaplan.

No spike in the number of traffic accidents was reported as a result of the storm.

A precipitation totals table prepared by the weather service reflected that Tuesday’s greatest rainfall — .47 of an inch — was at Big Dalton Dam in Glendora Wilderness Park. There also turned out to be only very light snowfall, Kaplan said.

The NWS forecast sunny skies Wednesday and highs of 54 on Mount Wilson; 62 in San Clemente; 63 in Palmdale, Lancaster, Avalon and Laguna Beach; 64 at LAX; 66 in Newport Beach; 67 in San Gabriel and Saugus; 68 in Anaheim, Mission Viejo, Burbank, Long Beach and downtown L.A.; 69 in Pasadena; and 70 in Woodland Hills, Fullerton and Irvine. Temperatures will be just a little higher Thursday but retreat by a few degrees on Friday.

The weather service issued a freeze warning that will be in effect in the Antelope Valley Thursday from 3 a.m. to 9 a.m.

—City News Service

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