SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Braving the rain on the way to work and school on a Monday morning isn’t everyone’s favorite activity — unless you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, where coupled with lightning and thunder, it’s an unusual joy.

Lightning strikes were first reported around 7 a.m. to the delight of many.

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A lot of people forgot what lightning looks like.

Or that such a phenomenon even exists.

It’s been so long, it’s caused some to forget how to act.

And it serves as a reminder that you probably should have left for work, like yesterday.

But even if we’re late, drenched and sleep-deprived it’s still all very exciting news for our very thirsty state.

Widespread thunderstorm activity with some small hail is expected to continue thorough out the morning hours before tapering off during the evening hours.

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KPIX Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales says we could see a scattered shower to the south late Monday night and into early Tuesday, otherwise a drying trend begins.

Nicole Jones is a digital producer for CBS San Francisco.

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