Yes, there was plenty of lightning Wednesday morning in the desert

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While you were sleeping (or while you were trying to sleep but couldn’t because of all the damn thunder), an unexpected thunderstorm brought rain and plenty of lightning to the Coachella Valley and High Desert.

Here’s what it looked like:

I waited out in the rain for this!????

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And, yes, it was a lot of lightning in both the Coachella Valley and the High Desert.

As far as rainfall, not a ton overnight – but every bit helps:

The forecast is calling for a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day on Wednesday through Saturday and, as we have seen, you never know what’s in store when it comes ot weather this time of year in the desert – so make sure those windshield wipers and tires are in good shape, just in case.