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Videos, Photos: Overnight Storm Brings Lightning Strikes Across SoCal

Lightning strikes over Rancho Cucamonga (Photo by Mark Girardeau/Instagram)
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Thunderstorms put on a wild show of lightning strikes for Southern California last night and into early this morning.

As welcome rain fell across Los Angeles, San Bernardino and other counties in the area overnight, some camera-ready Angelenos caught a dramatic spectacle as they looked skyward. The lightning, rumbling thunder and rain stuck around for about four hours, even delivering hail to some areas, according to the L.A. Times.

Out in Rancho Cucamunga, photographer Mark Girardeau caught this cool time-lapse of lightning strikes:

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Some of the areas that received the most significant rainfall included Pasadena with 0.11 inches, Riverside with 0.33 inches and San Bernardino with 0.56 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Photographer Eric Carroll caught some distant strikes (and rushing traffic) with a time-lapse looking over the 110 Freeway from the Elysian Park Bridge:

While others saw some from Glassell Park:

The stormy weather is expected to linger through Thursday afternoon, but we aren't likely to see much more rainfall. There's a 25% chance of rain forecasted for Los Angeles, while San Bernardino County has a 50% chance. While the storms have brought some cooler, though muggy, weather, temperatures are expected to rise back into the 90s starting next week.