Monsoon Thunderstorm Hits Southern California

Severe thunderstorms moved across southern California on June 22 in the first monsoonal surge of the season, according to the National Weather Service.

Video uploaded on Twitter by @gutterdove shows a lightning strike in the distance with dark clouds looming over Phelan, California.

The storms, caused by monsoonal moisture, brought thunder, rain, lightning, wind gusts of 50 mph, and pea-sized hail to the region, the NWS said in a special weather statement.

Regional high temperatures in the 90s were forecast for Thursday. Credit: @gutterdove via Storyful

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