An amber weather warning for heavy rain was in place for much of Malaga province from midnight through to 3pm on Thursday as a storm front approached from the Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon.
Some 75mm of rainfall was measured at La Concepción reservoir near Marbella, which feeds the western Costa del Sol's water supply.
In Coín, 71mm of rain fell in a day (48mm in 12 hours), while quantities in the fifties fell in various points of the Guadalhorce valley, Malaga city and on the Costa del Sol.
Across the province traffic flow was reduced on a number of roads because of flooding (the MA-6404 in Teba, the MA-6406 in Almargen and the A-7 in La Cala del Moral and Rincón de la Victoria).
In Marbella, the municipal emergency plan was put into effect. There was light flooding at the Las Albarizas roundabout, near the famous arch and at the entrance to the El Ángel and La Dama de Noche developments.
Firefighters also had to respond to reports of fallen walls and branches in various parts of the town.
The season's first covering of snow appeared on Thursday on La Maroma, Malaga province's highest peak located in the Axarquía area.
While the forecast for Saturday is dry, more rain, but not so heavy as Thursday's, is expected on Sunday.