Scarlett Weather

3/21/2007 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scarlett Johansson ducked out of a paparazzi lightning storm last night -- with the help of a large black umbrella, even going so far as to open it inside her car.

ScarJo tried to sneak out the back door of West Hollywood eatery Il Sole, flanked by an army of bodyguards, all the while hiding behind the umbrella. Johansson then opened her bumbershoot inside the SUV, and remained hidden until the car pulled away.

In Scarlett's defense ... it was drizzling.