We got our first taste of volatile summer weather this afternoon. A hail storm rolled through around 3:30 pm.

Below, I’ve put in the radar loop from about 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (In order to see the animation, I think that you’ll have to click on the image.) Plainfield is the fat, black cross in the middle of the map. Watch how the storm explodes with lightning (black squares) just as it crosses over Plainfield.

(Click on the image to view the animation.)