With severe weather in the summer, make sure to drive with caution. Sometimes the weather can turn sever in an instant. If you are driving several miles, it is best to check the weather conditions to see what the weather is you are driving into. This way you will have an idea of how severe it could get. If it starts raining, make sure to turn on the windshield wipers. This will clear away any rain or precipitation from the windshield. When the wipers start to make noise when operating, it will be time for a new set.
Along with the wipers operating, turn on the headlights. When it rains, the visibility will be poor for you as well as other drivers. Even if it is during the day, the lights should be on as it rains. This is especially true if it downpours. If you have to drive in fog, slow down and drive safe. Make sure that the lights are on the low beam. Having fog lights on will help visibility, without making it impossible to see through the fog. Drive between the lines so you do not cross lanes. If the fog is too thick, pull over until it is safe to drive again.
It is recommended to turn on the radio to a local station when driving as well. This will help keep you up to the minute on what the forecast is. When thunderstorms turn to tornados, make sure to pull over and go to a safe area. Never try to outrun a tornado. Since they can switch directions or come down quickly, the best thing is to stay away from them and go to a safe area. The same should be done if you see flooding on roads ahead of you. Never try to drive through it, as it can sweep the car away. Even a little bit of water can cause issues with driving.