Thunderstorm - Driving during a thunderstorm presents new challenges. The heavy rain makes the roads slippery and reduces visibility. Heavy rain can also create landslides, washouts, flash floods and caving in of the road surface. Rain isn’t the only threat during a thunderstorm – lightning can also cause problems for drivers. An object that has been struck by lightning can become a hazard on the roadway – a fallen tree or power pole can obstruct travel or worst, land on and damage your vehicle. It is important to remember that while driving in a thunderstorm to reduce your speed and increase your following distance. Turn your headlights on as visibility is reduced considerably during a thunderstorm. Another tip is to avoid driving through large puddles that are hard to tell how deep they are. Remember it is better to arrive late than not arrive at all! And lastly, if you feel out of your comfort zone, find a safe place to park.
The West - High pressure in control, mostly dry except for the Southwest where showers and thunderstorms rumble. AZ and the TX/OK Panhandle could see some flash flooding.
The South - Showers and thunderstorms move into the Deep South today, FL gets more rain today as well as the eastern Carolinas.
The Midwest - A cold front moving through the region brings rain and thunderstorms to NE, MO into IA and later the Great Lakes region.
The Northeast - Great travel weather, a bit of rain for WV into VA this am.
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