Bay Area sees more than 1000 lightning strikes during thunderstorm

Daniel Dunn/DTM Photography

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A September storm brought lightning and thunder to the Bay Area Monday.

The storm brought more than 1,200 lightning strikes to the entire region, lots of thunder and pouring rain.

Thunder and lightning began around noon.

By 5 p.m., the NWS Bay Area said that there had been more than 800 lightning strikes.

Thunderstorms are expected to continue overnight and into early Tuesday.

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The storms brought quick rain but nothing lasted very long. Skies were cloudy and grey.

After weeks of hot weather, the cool and wet storm was a refreshing relief.

NWS officials want to remind residents to stay safe during thunderstorms. Residents are advised to stay indoors.

Around 8,000 people are without power in the Bay Area late Monday night due to the storm. Most of the outages are in Fremont and San Mateo.

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