A series of lightning strikes early Monday were behind several small fires and a power outage that affected over 1,400 homes in the Inland Empire, officials said.
Mar Vista residents were rattled early Friday morning after witnessing lightning spark a house fire during a storm.
A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning.
The National Weather Service says high surf is expected along some coastlines north of Los Angeles this weekend.
The season’s first storm brought lightning strikes and some flooding on at least one Southland freeway on Thursday.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Riverside County Tuesday, prompting a flash flood watch for the mountains.
Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes are burning near homes in mountainous areas of Kern County, causing some residents to flee.
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.
Researchers for the first time have captured X-ray images of lightning, a feat that they hope will help them better predict how lightning moves.
A Covina woman watching an electrical storm Friday was grazed by a lightning strike on the hand.
More showers and thunderstorms, along with lightning and brief heavy downpours, are possible in warm and humid Southern California before cooler and more stable air moves in by Sunday, forecasters said.
Fire Department dispatch Supervisor Donna Mueller says the man apparently was touching a construction crane when the lightning struck and was jolted, but he’s conscious and breathing.