Several thunderstorms developed in the Pacific Ocean early this morning and struck in the North Bay and East Bay.
Dangerous, possible record-setting heat, develops again today. The threat of thunderstorm lingers into the afternoon hours, especially across the North Bay. Our warnings and advisory continue.
"It's still sticky, it's still hot," said ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco. "The threat of thunderstorm lingers into the afternoon hours, especially across the North Bay."
Expect mid 90s to 108 in the South Bay on Monday. Temperatures will top 100-degrees in the East Bay.
"We are still looking at 70s at the coast through Wednesday, 90s around the bay and 100s inland," said Nicco.
On Sunday, the storms brought lightning, heavy wind gusts and even some rain . The thunderstorms caused numerous large power outages in addition to vegetation fires.
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Bay Area fire crews are continuing to put out several brush fires. According to CAL FIRE many of the fires were sparked by lightning strikes.
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This comes as the region braces for another day of intense, record-breaking heat after more rolling power outages affected hundreds of thousands of people.
The National Weather Service says it estimates 2,500 lightning strikes early Sunday, calling it "insane." At one point early Sunday morning, more than 200 lightning strikes occurred in less than 30 minutes across the Bay Area. Wind close to 50 miles per hour were seen as these storms rolled through.
A Red Flag Warning has been issued until 11 a.m. Monday for the threat of new wildfires starting because of these frequent lightning strikes.
Watch the latest AccuWeather forecast and take a look at recent weather stories and videos.
The noise of the wind woke up and then came this spectacular lightning display over San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/10JQkxYDHh— Juan Carlos Guerrero (@JuanCarlosABC7) August 16, 2020
This lightning will not be stopping anytime soon. We have more thunderstorms developing over the ocean right now that are moving their way into the Bay Area. We have several more hours to go. pic.twitter.com/v2Dc0zqxxd— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) August 16, 2020
Drew you might like these from 4-5 am this am pic.twitter.com/53oJIDmMIz— David Price Weldy (@DavidPriceWeldy) August 16, 2020
New Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 6:45am for much of the Bay Area. Frequent lightning and strong winds continue. https://t.co/h1wjmSESmT— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) August 16, 2020
The North Bay getting hit the hardest with lightning right now along with the South Bay and East Bay Hills. 200+ strikes in the last 30 minutes pic.twitter.com/CQousCGw9i— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) August 16, 2020
More thunderstorms developing off the coast right now, likely setting the stage for another round of lightning to move into the Bay Area soon. pic.twitter.com/ipZ9b1gkel— Drew Tuma (@DrewTumaABC7) August 16, 2020
Time to interrupt your sleep to check out this lightning!!!! pic.twitter.com/FgSQ2sfeZX— Lisa Argen (@LisaArgenABC7) August 16, 2020