LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rain and snow that returned to California Christmas night caused some traffic closures, but there were no immediate reports of serious flooding.

Portions of the 110 Freeway in the Los Angeles area were shut down early Sunday due to flooding but were re-opened before dawn, according to the California Highway Patrol.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

The National Weather Service reported Sunday that about a quarter of an inch of rain fell in downtown Los Angeles overnight and 0.39 inches in suburban Pasadena. But most areas in the county received much less rainfall and by mid-morning the wet weather had subsided.

“It’s over,” said Bill Hoffer, a spokesman for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles.

Sheriff’s departments in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernadino reported early Sunday that they had no serious problems connected with the storm.

Heavy rains in California last week caused tens of millions of dollars of damage, according to preliminary estimates. A state of emergency was declared in 11 counties, including Los Angeles, Orange and Santa Barbara.

Partly cloudy conditions were forecast for Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, with sunny weather returning to the region Monday afternoon. Rain is expected to return early Wednesday, but it’s too soon to know the severity of the storm, Hoffer said.

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