Los Angeles area still blanketed by snow in rare heavy storm

The rain-swollen Los Angeles River flows near downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, as a powerful storm pounds Southern California. The National Weather Service said periods of heavy rain and mountain snow would continue before winding down by evening. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

LOS ANGELES — A powerful winter storm that swept down the West Coast with flooding and frigid temperatures shifted its focus to southern California on Saturday, swelling rivers to dangerous levels and dropping snow in even low-lying areas around Los Angeles.