Weather Photos: Summer’s Wild Storms and Stunning Sunsets

An extremely hot August went out with a roar, then September started with a bang. See some of the weather images, including rain, lightning and rainbows, captured Thursday in Southern California.

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Karen Purtle
Karen Purtle took this photo of a glowing sunset Sept. 16, 2017 in Apple Valley.
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Karen Purtle
This striking sunset-lit cloud appeared Tuesday over Apple Valley. Lenticular clouds form over Southern California's ridge tops, usually in the high desert and mountains. Karen Purtle captured this shot Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017 in Apple Valley.
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Jill Franzke
The September 2017 La Tuna fire sunrise as seen from the Santa Monica Mountains.
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Evan Sabogal
Lightning Over Redondo Beach - 09102018 Lighting striking the beach off of Redondo Beach the night of September 10th, 2017.
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Steve Guerena
A lightning show during Thursday's storms in Southern California.
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Ron Reiring
An afternoon storm approaches the Rancho Cucamonga area Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Corina Robbins
A downed tree in Wildomar.
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Brandon Gill
Street flooding following a rainstorm in Corona on Campbell Ranch Road.
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Nina Hauser
Lightning Inside Cloud Lightning was nowhere to be found in the sky other than inside this single cloud.
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Linda
Winds whipped up Thursday, sending this umbrella into a pool in Murrieta.
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Storm clouds gather Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 near Yucaipa.
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Eric S
Clouds near the 91 and 215 freeways on Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Eric S
Clouds near the 215 and 91 freeways on Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Tracy
It was hot enough to fry an egg Thursday Aug. 31 on the sidewalk in San Dimas.
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Fe Weems
Culver City at Sunset Strange weather system Captured over Culver City around 5:40 p.m.
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anton barnett
Rainbows peak through the clouds Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Fe Weems
The view Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 of clouds from Culver City.
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Marc Librescu
Sunset in Portola Hills Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Jeff Allen
The Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 sunset in Encino.
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Rick James
Clouds over Santa Monica Thursday Aug. 31, 2017.
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Edd Holman
A calming sunset Thursday Aug. 31, 2017 in West Hollywood.
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Tony
Sunrise after the storms.
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