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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Huntington Beach closes pier, beaches after lightning spotted
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The beaches and pier at Huntington Beach were shut down Tuesday afternoon after lightning was spotted in the area.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Beaches in at least two Orange County cities were shut down Tuesday after lightning was spotted in the area.

The city of Huntington Beach announced the closure of its beaches and piers around 4:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

A short time later the city of Seal Beach also announced it was closing its beaches.

By 5:10 p.m. Huntington Beach announced it was reopening the beach and pier.

The closures came as rain and thunderstorms return to the Southern California region. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County mountains.

Full weather forecast for Southern California

Southern California is going to start feeling like fall with cooler temperatures and a chance of showers and thunderstorms in parts of the region.