This is strange news considering the sun has been shining nicely all day here in Riverside. The Associated Press is reporting that a strong thunderstorm is moving through inland Southern California, with high winds downing power lines and lightning sparking several small wildfires. According to other reports, San Bernadino has been the only location affected thus far.
“Storms have hit hardest in San Bernardino County, where some 2,500 Southern California Edison customers are without power and at least three small wildfires have started in the San Bernardino National Forest,” The associated press wrote at about 6:00 PM PDT today..
U.S. Forest Service dispatcher Jamie Salas told the Riverside Press-Enterprise the biggest of these fires was west of Lake Arrowhead and had consumed about 25 acres. There were no homes or structures threatened as of this writing.
According to The Weather Channel forcast:
A stray thunderstorm is possible through the evening in the city of Riverside, with some clouds.Temprature are expected to be in the high 60s, with winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. A 20% chance of rain in Riverside is the forecast.