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Scattered Showers Continue, Snow Expected In Riverside County Mountains

LOS ANGELES ( — A storm continues to linger over Southern California, with scattered showers, gusty wind and mountain snow expected in some areas.

In Riverside County, a National Weather Service winter weather advisory warning of moderate to heavy snow in mountain areas higher than 7,000 feet will be in effect through 10 a.m. Up to 3 inches of snow could accumulate in lower elevations and as much as 6 inches in areas between 7,000 and 8,000 feet and up to 10 inches on the highest peaks.

The storm is also expected to continue dropping rain, with scattered showers possible into the evening hours.

Flash flood watches for recently burned areas expired without any mud or debris flows, but the storm knocked out power to residents throughout Southern California.

Outages began Sunday at 7 p.m. in Rosemead, where 80 customers lost power. Nearly 1,100 customers in Lynwood lost power at 9:30 p.m. and more than 560 customers in unincorporated Los Angeles County areas, including Rancho Palos Verdes and Alhambra, lost power at about 12:30 a.m., the utility said.

Power was also out to 1,355 LADWP customers in Valley Village; 1,252 in Boyle Heights; 360 in Sherman Oaks; 970 in Watts; 776 in Westchester, 52 in Venice, and 32 in the Mid-City area.

SoCal Edison said power had been restored to 500 of 2,200 customers, and work was continuing on restoring the rest.

In Orange County, an outage was reported at about 10:30 p.m. following the explosion of two transformers in the 4700 block of Orange Avenue in Cypress. Up to 2,000 customers may have been affected initially, but power was restored to most customers by 1:15 a.m., SCE said. About 437 customers remain without power.

Equipment problems were also reported, with 782 customers losing power in Fullerton, Brea and Santa Ana throughout Sunday night.

Health officials issued a rain advisory, urging people heading to the beach to avoid swimming in areas where runoff -- along with street debris and bacteria -- is being dumped into the ocean

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