A chance of of rain and thunderstorms continued Monday in Murrieta after a storm system arrived overnight, dropping rain and causing lightning to strike some parts of the region.
The deluge began at approximately 4:30 a.m. While there were reports of some lightning-caused fires in the area, there were no notable occurrences in Murrieta, the fire chief said.
"We have been keeping our guard up," said Murrieta fire Chief Matt Shobert.
The National Weather Service forecast a 20 percent chance of rain Monday in Murrieta, with a high temperature near 93 degrees.Isolated showers and thunderstorms were expected to taper off by 11 a.m.
The weather prompted a flash flood warning for central Riverside County. Residents throughout the county were advised that recently burned areas may be more heavily impacted by flash flooding.