LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms bringing rain, hail and lightning moved over the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, adding to a wild week of warm and humid weather in Southern California.

Rains in the Los Padres National Forest prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down Highway 33 after at least one car was stranded.

Isolated thunderstorms passed over the Hollywood Hills and cities in eastern L.A. County, where more than 1,600 Southern California Edison customers lost power.

The storms continued a pattern of erratic weather that included extreme heat and thunderstorms in the region before cooler and more stable air was expected to move in Sunday.

The unstable weather came on the heels of a heat wave that saw downtown Los Angeles reach 113 degrees Monday, the highest temperature ever posted there in 133 years of record-keeping.

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