Heat, rain, thunder and lightning hit Riverside and San Bernardino counties
Heat, rain and thunderstorms are expected have hit the Inland Empire, making for a hot and muggy Thursday.
A fast-moving storm cell dropped rain on areas like Colton, Redlands, Corona, portions of San Bernardino and some mountain communities before 7 a.m. The shower bursts led to flooding in some areas, including Redlands and Rialto, as well as Highway 18 and Green Lake Valley Road near Arrowhead, according to California Highway Patrol reports.
Overnight and this morning, lightning could be seen across the region.
At 1:45 am watching lightning at Sierra Ave/Sierra Lakes Pkwy in Fontana. Strong winds. 97 degrees on car thermometer. A few rain drops. pic.twitter.com/RKzhusS2pz
— Mike Myers (@csiprints) August 31, 2017
The National Weather Service is predicting isolated showers and thunderstorms for both Riverside and San Bernardino counties throughout the day and into the evening.
Temperatures are expected to remain above normal, with some reaching as high as 106 degrees in Riverside, Redlands and Ontario.
A morning commuter makes their way through heavy rain and flooded streets on Cedar Ave. in Rialto Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Eric Vilchis, The Sun/SCNG)
Morning commuters make their way through heavy rain and flooded streets on Cedar Ave. south of Foothill Blvd. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Eric Vilchis, The Sun/SCNG)
A morning commuter navigates the flooded streets in Rialto at Cedar Ave. and Foothill Blvd. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Eric Vilchis, The Sun/SCNG)