The calendar says spring but a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Southern California mountains.

Snow continues to fall in the mountains Thursday and rain showers are falling elsewhere as a surprisingly vigorous system affects the region.

Winter ended Wednesday afternoon but a storm brought scattered deluges that flooded roads in parts of greater Los Angeles and pounded some communities with hail so heavy it resembled snow.

A woman pushes a baby stroller along Topanga Canyon Blvd. at Saticoy Street in Canoga Park, Calif., on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP)
A woman pushes a baby stroller along Topanga Canyon Blvd. at Saticoy Street in Canoga Park, Calif., on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Dean Musgrove/The Orange County Register via AP)

The National Weather Service says the winter weather advisory is in effect for the mountains of San Bernardino and Riverside counties until 8 p.m.

In the Death Valley region, State Route 190 was closed overnight by mudslides.

Pedestrians take cover from showers in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, near the Metro Red Line Station. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
Pedestrians take cover from showers in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, near the Metro Red Line Station. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)

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