By 11AM, Fri., June 29, the sunny blue skies over Naperville had turned to seemingly never-ending streaks of white and gray, a sight never before experienced by this journalist.
By 11:10AM, gusty winds had whipped the streaks into more traditional cloud shapes. Then the much-needed rain began to fall and all the neighbors, all agog with cameras, ran inside to stay dry.
Thanks, Mother Nature, for another incredible glimpse at your amazing messages with flashes of lightning.
Boy! Do we need the rain in the Midwest. Occasional thunderstorms are forecast this weekend.
Remember! If you’re caught outdoors in a thunderstorm, become the lowest point around. Lightning strikes the high points first. Be prepared. Be safe. Don’t mess with Mother Nature.