Dawn and I ended up driving to Princeton last night. Between St. Cloud and my parents' house we went right through a severe thunderstorm, with torrential rain, pea-sized hail, and non-stop lightning. I was a little surprised that the car didn't get struck by lightning, as there are several stretches on Highway 95 with no trees or tall objects near the road.
Once we were home safely, the lightning show was a little more enjoyable. The big spectacular thunderstorms are one thing I miss about living in the midwest (but not about flying in the midwest!).