Severe thunderstorms, rolling through the Inland Empire, have caused a torrential downpour, leading to flash floods following another wild weather day in Southern California.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is looking into whether or not severe weather is directly related to scattered outages across the county.
State fire officials say they’re expected to beef up staffing in Southern California and up north for the upcoming week amid forecasts for dry lightning and strong winds.
Southern California was preparing for a winter-like storm Thursday.
With the heat wave over and cooler temperatures moving in, forecasters say there’s a chance of rain in the Southland Wednesday afternoon.
Thunderstorms with flooding rains, hail and lightning made for a wild day of weather in the Inland Empire on Wednesday.
Heavy rain from a cluster of thunderstorms in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains led the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Warning for communities including Glendora, Falling Springs and Mount Baldy.
Nick Fagnano, 20, was in the water with friends Sunday when he was hit, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.
A mid-day thunderstorm touched off at least two brush fires, and a man was struck by lightning Sunday on Catalina Island.
Expect some warm temperatures Saturday.
The National Weather Service Friday issued a significant weather advisory for coastal areas in Orange County due to strong thunderstorms and water spouts moving through the area.
Cleanup efforts were under way in some communities in the Inland Empire and the High Desert on Saturday, a day after fierce thunderstorms flooded streets and stranded drivers.
Thousands of utility customers were left without power this weekend as a result of rain and thunderstorms across the region.
A cold winter storm moved into the Southland Saturday, bringing heavy showers, high winds and snow to parts of the region.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected in Riverside County Tuesday, prompting a flash flood watch for the mountains.