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Hail, lightning, heavy rains slam parts of Southern California

Hail, lightning, heavy rains slam parts of Southern California

Hot, humid conditions are expected to remain in Southern California through the weekend, along with periodic thunderstorms in mountain and high desert areas. On Thursday, hail, flooding and a lightning-caused fire hit parts of the region. More than an inch of rain fell in an hour in Escondido, while a downpour in Antelope Valley sent mud flowing onto the 14 Freeway, said NWS weather specialist Stuart Seto. Just before 4 p.m. a lightning strike sparked a fire in brush near Vista del Lago Road and Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol said. Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter >> The turbulent weather is part...

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