The National Weather Service called off warnings issued earlier Thursday afternoon after thunderstorms over the Coachella Valley and Twentynine Palms weakend.
At 3:30pm, the NWS had traced a strong thunderstorm with heavy rain, hail and lightning over the San Jacinto wilderness.
Hail up to the size of pennies and wind gusts of 50-miles-per-hour were whipping through the region with heavy rain and dangerous lightning.
Not a lot of rain had fallen in Palm Springs, where the afternoon high was around 110 degrees.
Around 3 p.m., several lightning strikes were recorded in the Hemet and Anza area, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
“There were several lightning strikes, heavy winds,” said CHP Officer Scott Beauchene. “When I looked outside I could see the lightning cell.”
In the eastern end of the Coachella Valley, high winds had produced a dust cloud that reduced visibility along the 86 Expressway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated very heavy rain from a thunderstorm near Twentynine Palms. The warning issued there was also canceled by the National Weather Service.