The first in a pair of late-season storms doused the Southland Wednesday, but the rain cleared out by the afternoon before another storm moves into the area Thursday night.
The rainfall, which developed after midnight, occurred over a wide area —including downtown L.A., Long Beach, parts of Orange County and the San Fernando Valley—with varying intensity, light in most places but heavy in others.
The National Weather Service recorded .31 inches at the Santa Monica Airport.
"Another colder storm will bring rain and mountain snow to the area Thursday night and Friday," Weather Service forecasters said. "It will then be dry with a warming trend over the weekend."
Temperatures will inch up near 60 degrees in Santa Monica with nighttime lows dipping to 50 degrees. Friday will be even chillier.
More winds, and snow between 4,000 and 5,000 feet, are also in the forecast.
The Weather Service warned that snow could impact travel across the Grapevine by Friday evening. Visibility could drop to near zero at times, they said.
The precipitation is expected to end Friday night, ushering in a return of dry weather.
— City News Service contributed to this report.