It's 5:04pm now. It's smokey-ish out now but the sun was out until a few minutes ago.
I've lived in parts of the country where we had thunderstorms every evening all summer long, interrupting TV this way would have pissed those people off fast.
I do get amused when Northwest weather people warn people about thunder - not lightening but thunder. I'm serious, thunderstorms just don't happen around here.