PHOTOS: July Weather Brings Scorching Heat, Storms, Rainfall

Record temperatures baked Southern California during an early summer heat wave.

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A view of a lightning flash Tuesday July 17, 2018 in Moreno Valley.
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Una tormenta eléctrica emergente golpeó el sur de California el miércoles 18 de julio de 2018.
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Brent Stanton
Brent Stanton captured this photo of the sun setting from Santa Monica.
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Brent Stanton
A July sunset as seen from Santa Monica.
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Diane Fishel
Lifeguards in training near Huntington Beach Pier.
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Kristi Bradbury
Its just too hot in LA It’s so hot in Mid city that even the squirrels can’t take it!
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Everyone is at Santa Monica Beach Taken on 7/6. Seemed like everyone was at the beach.
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John Deeb
High temps High temp driving through Sherman Oaks.
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Josh Hawn
123 Degrees San Bernardino Take a look at these Crazy Hott!! Temperatures in Southern California.
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Josh Hawn
120 Degrees Chino
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Dolores Martinez
hot hot hot keeping cool in winnetka
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Customers indulge in cool treats to beat the record-breaking heat on Friday, July 6, 2018.
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Connor McCarthy
No pool? No problem! Kids are cooling off in a DTLA fountain on Friday, July 6, 2018.
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Crawling into summer like...
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Connor McCarthy
A fan was stationed inside of Grand Central Market to cool off visitors on Friday, July 6, 2018.
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Connor McCarthy
You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella to escape this heat!
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Toni Guinyard/NBC4
A welcome for hurricane Fabio, expected to bring high surf to Southern California, is scrawled on a wall at the beach in Malibu.
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Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV
Volleyball players enjoy the sand Friday July 6, 2018 at Huntington Beach.
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Toni Guinyard/KNBC-TV
Volleyball players enjoy the sand Friday July 6, 2018 at Huntington Beach.
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A view of Huntington Beach early Friday July 6, 2018 during the warmest day of a Southern California heat wave.
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Toni Guinyard/NBC4
A view of the coastline in Malibu Thursday July 5, 2018 in Malibu.
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Toni Guinyard/NBC4
Surfers enjoy the water Thursday July 5, 2018 in Malibu.
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NBC4
Dangerous heat is in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7, in Southern California.
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NBC4
A look at Friday's record highs around Southern California and what to expect.
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The sun glints off some old cars on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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A surfer rides a wave in Malibu on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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An outdoor basketball hoop looms above the beach courts in San Pedro on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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A hiker makes her way towards Saddle Junction on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
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The sun shines through some palm trees in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 5, 2018.
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Joy Kennelly
A beach day was in order during SoCal's July 2018 heat wave.
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Joy Kennelly
A day at the beach in July 2018.
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