Thunderstorms Dump Heavy Rain on SoCal

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Crystal Egger

Lightning, thunder and pounding rain were moving across parts of Southern California Friday afternoon.

The San Fernando Valley saw heavy rain and thunderstorms around 3 p.m., with some describing "buckets of rain" in North Hollywood.

Commuters in Santa Monica saw rain-slicked roads, and downtown LA saw "pouring rain."

In Toluca Lake, a dog was lost in the Los Angeles River and struggled to keep its head above water as it moved with the rushing rainwater toward Burbank. A firefighter swooped in from above and pulled it to safety.

Storms are expected to move south to the Basin and through the South Bay with isolated showers and heavy rain in some areas.
 

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