Summer thunderstorms

Thunder and lightning by sammyj3693 (Photobucket)

After several days of triple-degree temperatures, a thunderstorm (not nearly so dramatic as the one pictured) developed right over our area this evening. We heard it approaching, then, within 10-15 minutes, it was directly overhead. It’s a vigorous storm – a rather close crack made me jump as I was typing this – but not a violent one; the rain is steady but not a deluge. Despite the sudden uptick in humidity, it’s a welcome relief from the swelter that had dominated the weather this week (this entire summer, in fact; not only did we track in Michigan’s winter, we also brought Arizona’s summer when we moved back here last year). I love summer thunderstorms in the South.


About Laura

Former single parent adjusting to an empty nest, moving back in with my parents, and returning to the workforce. Student of medieval history, fandom dabbler, and perspiring writer.
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