With the arrival of warm weather, most of us flock outdoors to soak up the sunshine and stretch our legs. But while the weather may feel perfect now, there’s a chance a thunderstorm can pop up on the radar and threaten to shut down the summer fun.\nIt’s essential\u00a0to take lightning seriously \u2014\u00a0don’t blow it off to squeeze in another round of golf. We broke down exactly what you should do if you see a thunderstorm approaching:\n\nEssential Thunderstorm Safety Tips\n\nIf a storm hits, take shelter inside a safe building or vehicle with both a roof and sides.\nOnce you\u2019re inside, avoid electrical equipment, corded phones (cell phones and cordless phones are safe), plumbing, windows, and doors.\nWait 30 minutes after that last rumble of thunder to head back outside.\nIf you can\u2019t find shelter, avoid open, elevated areas. Find lower ground.\nSolitary trees and objects can attract lighting \u2014 so steer clear.\nRemember, water and metals are conductors of electricity.\nDon\u2019t stand or huddle in groups. It\u2019s possible for electric currents to pass between people.