LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days of historic heat in Southern California are ending with scattered thunderstorms and lightning strikes that raise the risk of wildfires in the region.
Light rain fell Wednesday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles, two days after the mercury hit a record high 113 degrees. The high temperature Wednesday was 92.
Showers and thunderstorms have been reported in parts of northern Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, but so far no reports of flooding.
The National Weather Service says there is a continued threat of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday with cooler and dryer air expected by Saturday.
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