Lightning, thunderstorms forced temporary closure of SoCal beaches before reopening

Possible lightning strikes and isolated thunderstorms in parts of Southern California Wednesday prompted the brief closure of several beaches before reopening.

At the time of the storms, Hermosa Beach in addition to beaches from Cabrillo to Torrance/Redondo were closed due to lightning. Lifeguards reopened all Los Angeles County beaches around noon.

Prior to the beaches reopening, thunderstorms in the forecast and had moved from southeast to northwest across Orange County.

During thunderstorms, the NWS recommends to stay out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions due to the lightning.

CNS contributed to this report.