Some Los Angeles County Beaches were closed Wednesday morning after lightning was observed, officials said.
“Lifeguards are clearing the water and advising patrons on the beach to seek shelter,” the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division tweeted just before 10 a.m. Beaches from Cabrillo to Manhattan Beach were closed.
The agency is working with the National Weather Service in Los Angeles to monitor the storm.
Light rain fell around the Southland overnight and into Wednesday. Rain and lightning were expected to taper off by Wednesday morning, but a chance of thunderstorms could remain in the forecast in the afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms moved northwest and was affecting the Long Beach, San Pedro and Palos Verdes area in the 10 a.m. hour, with the weather expected to also impact Torrance, Redondo Beach and Lakewood, according to the Weather Service. Gusty winds are also expected and residents are asked to use caution on roadways.