Definition of thunderstorm
: a storm accompanied by lightning and thunder
Examples of thunderstorm in a Sentence
There are thunderstorms in the forecast.
The weather service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.
Recent Examples of thunderstorm from the Web
The opening on Saturday faced a different threat: thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms came through the area in the hours leading to the parade, but the rain held off for the 6 p.m. start.
The eagle was found around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, following intense rain that came with an afternoon thunderstorm.
For those who are leaving their pets at home, the ThunderShirt dog anxiety vest applies gentle, constant pressure to anxious dogs and cats, creating a calming sensation during events like fireworks and thunderstorms.
Severe-thunderstorm warnings had been posted, and the government’s Storm Prediction Center, in Norman, Okla., issued a warning at 10:51 p.m. that derecho was heading our way.
Another complex of thunderstorms is expected Friday.
Approximately 2,561 acres Monday’s heat is expected to ease in the next few days as a cold front on the heels of the afternoon and evening thunderstorms, knocking high temperatures down to the 80s in the next few days.
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Showers are likely Thursday with the possibility of thunderstorms.
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First Known Use of thunderstorm
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Definition of thunderstorm for English Language Learners
: a storm with lightning and thunder
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Definition of thunderstorm for Students
: a storm with thunder and lightning
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