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How We Survived The Great Thanksgiving Storm Of 2019

Heavy clouds are seen above downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving day, November 28, 2019. (APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
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It was a cold, wet and snowy Thanksgiving Day, severely limiting our god-given right as Southern Californians to troll the rest of the country about its terrible weather. How did we cope? Like supporting characters in a cheap disaster movie. We banded together, we dug deep into our reserves of resilience, we drove like nitwits and we handed out supplies to homeless people. Oh, and we took pictures.

Volunteers give food to homeless people in downtown L.A.'s Skid Row on Thanksgiving Say in Los Angeles, November 28, 2019. (APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)

But that's behind us now. There's got to be a morning after... and this is it!

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With the rain in retreat and the Grapevine back in action, #ThanksgivingStormwatch2019 is starting to fade in the rearview mirror.

You may still see some scattered showers Friday moring but they will taper off by the end of the day. Angelenos can expect tempertures in the upper 40s to upper 50s.

The Grapevine along I-5 and the Cajon Pass have reopened after heavy snowfall prompted their closures on Thursday. Highway 33 near Santa Barbara remains closed between Camino Cielo and Lockwood Valley Road due to heavy snow. Most other roads that were closed yesterday due to flooding and heavy rains have been reopened.

Friday, areas between 2,000 and 3,000 thousand feet in the L.A. County mountains may see another couple of inches of snow while areas the Riverside and San Diego county mountains at those same elevations should see four to eight inches of snow.

The rest of Southern California should stay dry through Saturday evening, when this storm system drops its last volley.

Another storm is expected to sweep through the region on Wednesday.

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