Isolated thunderstorms hit parts of the Bay Area on Monday afternoon, according to weather officials. Most blazes were quickly contained but fire crews on Tuesday continued to fight one still burning in a wooded area near the town of Woodside in San Mateo County.
Grab an umbrella and cover your dog's ears - the National Weather Service is forecasting another lightning storm across the Bay Area Tuesday night. Statewide, there were 6,700 lightning strikes detected.
Scattered showers and lighting stalled the start of the Giants game at San Francisco's AT&T Park for almost three hours Monday. Watch your AccuWeather forecast Scattered showers and thunder are expected throughout the Bay Area and Central Coast this evening, with "marginal" risk of severe weather in the South Bay, interior Monterey County and San Benito County.
Storms are forecast to bring brief bursts of rain, risky cloud-to-ground lightning, elevated wildfire risks, and gusty winds.
A powerful thunderstorm that whipped up strong winds and dumped rain and hail on parts of Southern California on Monday produced almost 40,000 lightning strikes, officials said. The National Weather Service warned of hail near the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County.