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Thunderstorms May Put Damper On Labor Day Plans

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Lightning and thunderstorms are moving through the Southland Monday, which may put a damper on Labor Day holiday plans. An outdoor picnic may not be in the cards because of the unpredictable weather.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

A downpour was reported in Pomona Monday morning, where the Los Angeles County Fair is underway.

Starting about 5:30 a.m., radar detected fast-moving thunderstorms over the San Pedro Channel and eastern Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service.

Mostly cloudy skies should give way to partly cloudy conditions, and forecasters predict a 20 percent chance of showers.

The high surf that rolled in last week has subsided to 2-3 feet, and water temperatures were ranging from 59-66 degrees. Lifeguards are still warning swimmers of strong rip currents caused by the pounding surf digging trenches in the sand.

Highs will be in the mid- to upper-70s at the beaches and in the low 90s inland.

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