Fall storm brings thunderstorm, showers -- even hail -- to Southern California

Mother Nature brought rain, thunder and even small hail overnight to parts of the Inland Empire and Southern California’s deserts and mountains, forecasters say.

Thunderstorm activity, lightning and gusty winds lingered over the area for about four hours overnight because of a low-pressure system from Baja California, according to the National Weather Service. There were no reports of flooding or debris flow despite the rowdy weather.

“Mother Nature has put on quite a show overnight in Southern California,” the weather service said.

Areas that received significant rainfall were Pasadena (.11 inches), Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County (.23), Riverside (.33), Victorville (.35) and San Bernardino (.56).


The stormy weather will continue Thursday afternoon, but it will be widespread and the chances of heavy rainfall will dwindle, according to the National Weather Service.

Los Angeles has a 25% chance of getting rain and Santa Ana 22%. The chance of rain is even smaller in San Diego at 21%. Communities in San Bernardino County have more than a 50% chance of rain, forecasters say.

Although the temperatures are still warm, muggy and slightly above normal, forecasters say they are the coolest they have been in about a week.

But the fall-like weather is short term.

Starting next week, temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s as high pressure builds across the eastern Pacific. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees above normal.

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