Thunderstorms Bring Rain to L.A. County, But the Heat Isn’t Going Away Soon

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A cluster of thunderstorms moved through Los Angeles County on Wednesday night, bringing scattered rainfall throughout the region during a blistering heat wave.

Crystalie Merino, 23, does her cardio workout in triple-digit heat in Warner Park in Woodland Hills. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Crystalie Merino, 23, does her cardio workout in triple-digit heat in Warner Park in Woodland Hills. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A handful of storm cells moved toward the Antelope Valley, and brief, isolated storms were reported in Beverly Hills, Whittier and Studio City.

Does this mean a relief from the triple-digit heat? Not really.

“It helps,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “But probably not much because we’re still building to a really hot Friday.”

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