About 3,000 customers of Southern California Edison were without power this morning in the Naples and Belmont Shore area after thunder and lightning rolled through the area early Wednesday morning.
The outage was reported at 3:52 a.m., with power restored to most customers about an hour later. The cause wasn’t immediately clear, but came just as loud claps of thunder began along the coast.
Long Beach fire reported three calls of wires arcing just after 4 a.m., and a few calls of minor fires that appeared to be resolved quickly, according to PulsePoint, an app that tracks calls for service.
As of 8:30 a.m., Long Beach Airport had recorded .10 inches of rain.
According to the National Weather Service, the main storm front over Los Angeles County stretched from Long Beach through the Antelope Valley, with isolated storm cells developing and dissipating along the front, dropping roughly a quarter-inch of rain at a time and even dropping some small hail.
“There have been numerous lightning strikes,” according to the NWS. “This pattern will largely stay in place until evening, as the upper low slowly moves to the northeast.”
As the day progresses, conditions were expected to be generally warm and muggy, thanks to the monsoonal moisture.
“It’s likely that most areas will end up 4 to 8 degrees above normal,” according to the NWS. “It will also be a little more humid, making the above-normal temps feel a little worse.”
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that most power has now been restored. City News Service contributed to this report.
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