SANTA CLARITA – Two days of thunderstorms that flooded mountain and desert roads are expected to turn into mostly sunny skies today. On San Francisquito Canyon Road, where workers are still rebuilding after storm damage last winter, Los Angeles County road officials hope to reopen a temporary detour for commuter traffic today. “It will depend obviously on the conditions,” Los Angeles County Department of Public Works spokeswoman Melinda Barrett said. The National Weather Service predicted partly cloudy skies today in the Santa Clarita Valley with fog in the morning and then clearing. Temperatures will reach the upper 60s to mid-70s. Thursday and Friday will be warming with temperatures hitting the 80s. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Monday’s and Tuesday thunderstorms dumped 2.36 inches of rain on the Santa Clarita Valley – a region that sees an average of just 18 inches each year. The storm caused flooding and mudslides on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita, prompting officials to shut down the freeway from Castaic to Lebec in Kern County. The freeway reopened early Tuesday morning after crews cleared the roadway of mud and debris. Two brush fires in the Gorman area last month left the mountainsides subject to slides. On San Francisquito Canyon Road, where work crews are realigning a 1.8-mile section north of Saugus to get it out of a flood-prone area, the rain turned a temporary detour route into mud. The section of road being rebuilt is open only to escorted vehicles during early morning and evening hours. Officials halted the escorts until the mud dried. Another route between the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys – Bouquet Canyon Road – was closed for several hours overnight between Vasquez Canyon Road and Spunky Canyon Road because of flooding. Storm damage also closed Tapia Canyon Road between Castaic Road and Charley Canyon Road. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!