By CBSLA Staff

RUNNING SPRINGS (CBSLA) — Residents in the Inland Empire had to contend with a one-two punch of triple-digit temperatures and a deluge of rain Tuesday.

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain to several inland and mountain communities already broiling under extreme heat.

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A “significant weather advisory” was issued by the National Weather Service for an area north of Lake Hughes, where a wildfire continues to burn. The advisory had warned of a “nearly stationary” storm that could bring up to a half-inch of hail and heavy rainfall that could cause localized flooding, particularly on Interstate 5 near Gorman, and Highway 138 between Quail Lake and Lancaster.

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In Running Springs, one resident captured heavy rain and thunder on video.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit was in the air above when it captured images of a microburst in Hemet from a distance.

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Tuesday was forecast to be the peak of this week’s heat wave, but temperatures are still expected to reach triple digits in several areas of Southern California.