SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County residents got a taste of fall weather Friday as a storm system brought rain and hail to some areas.
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CBSLA’s Michele Gile encountered rain on the 73 Freeway in Newport Beach around 3:40 p.m.
— michele gile (@michelegiletv) September 24, 2021
The National Weather Service reported thunderstorms near Mission Viejo and moving over San Pedro Channel, heading towards Catalina Island.
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Areas of thunderstorms are moving over the coastal waters, including the San Pedro Channel out to Catalina Island. These storms are producing frequent lightning, gusts of 30 knots or higher, along with possible heavy downpours & small hail. #CAwx #SoCal pic.twitter.com/bLR2rrZNKr
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 24, 2021
Twitter users reported rain in Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo and Orange.
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