Photo by Jeff Burgess

The thunderstorm passes overhead looking west from Sawmill Road in Crabtree about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Photo by Anita Tucker/Democrat staff

The wind shook flagpoles and trees as the sky turned ominous Monday afternoon in downtown Clinton. Heavy rain followed and there were some reports of hail in the county. The weather forecast for the next few days calls for below-average temperatures.