Hailstorm drops heavy rain, large hail in parts of SoCal

ByABC7.com staff KABC logo
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Hailstorm slams parts of Orange County
Residents in some areas of Orange County witnessed heavy pockets of rain and hail Friday afternoon as a sudden hailstorm moved through region.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Residents across Southern California witnessed heavy pockets of rain, hail and even lightning Friday afternoon as a sudden storm moved through region.

Around 3:30 p.m., a hailstorm was reported just east of Mission Viejo in Orange County.

ABC7 viewers living in southeast Orange County reported seeing heavy rain and hail Friday afternoon during a sudden storm.

The storm brought gusty winds and even pea-size hail.

Lightning strikes in the IE

One viewer in Riverside captured back-to-back lightning strikes.

It was a similar scene across Southern California last Thursday when a thunderstorm moved through northern and central Los Angeles County.

ABC7 viewers reported seeing hail the size of quarters falling in their neighborhoods.