SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ( — Lightning strikes were visible over parts of the San Fernando Valley and some were captured by Sky 9.

The cracks of lightning and thunder were captured by Reporter Stu Mundel, who was flying over Universal Studios at the time.

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The first was captured at 8:53 p.m. Wednesday and a second was caught on video minutes later.

An area of low pressure that continues to move to the north has been sparking thunderstorm activity in the Santa Barbara area, reported Rich Fields, a meteorologist for KCAL9.

An easterly push is anticipated overnight and storm activity is expected to pick up for Los Angeles, as well as San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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Other lightning strikes were reported via social media over downtown Los Angeles, La Habra, Bakersfield and Whittier.

Two severe thunderstorm warnings were issued shortly before 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, according to CBS2 weather reporter Jackie Johnson.

The first thunderstorm warning was issued for western San Bernardino County, and was to last through 12:15 a.m.

The second warning was issued for the Antelope Valley, and was expected to last through 12:30 a.m.

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