Thunderstorms with flooding rains, hail and lightning made for a wild day of weather in the Inland Empire on Wednesday.
Thousands of residents were without power Wednesday following a night of wild weather that saw rain, lightning and hail over the skies of Southern California.
A mid-day thunderstorm touched off at least two brush fires, and a man was struck by lightning Sunday on Catalina Island.
At least one Southern California neighborhood was ankle-deep in water and parts of Pasadena were stunned by midsummer showers as a series of thunderstorm cells pass over the region.
Wild weather forced the closure of a major stretch of freeway that left hundreds of cars and trucks stuck for hours.
On a wet, chilly day that even included some hail, the Angels’ Dan Haren and the Dodgers’ Chris Capuano managed to get their work in.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Riverside County Tuesday, prompting a flash flood watch for the mountains.
A thunderstorm moving up the coast through Orange County Saturday dropped pea-sized hail on several cities southeast of Los Angeles.
Fans were evacuated from the Rangers Ballpark concourse as a precaution against hail during a rain delay in Tuesday night’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers.
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.