Five people told me today about the thunder / lightning and torrential downpour last night (thursday). I woke up twice in the night myself to the rumbling thunder, but no lightning. I suppose I'm not high enough to see it.
When I looked out, everything was green and calm. Then, when I was just settling back to sleep, an incredible downpour of rain pelting the roof - twice in one night, both times - short but intense.
In the morning, overcast skies with just a hint of blue peeking out when I looked out of my window at work warmed to sunny weather in the afternoon, coinciding with free "refreshers *" at starbucks this afternoon. Again some weird rain - lightning bouts alternating with flashes in the sky at knit night, and driving home, a few streaks of light horizontally across the purple night sky.
* Refresher a.k.a the equivalent of an italian soda made with regular tap water instead of carbonated. Pretty
amazing how they can evolve another $4+ product line from watered down
juice and ice. One was a lime-mint flavour, looks/tastes like a mojito mix without
the alcohol, and the others a berry mixture with a few frozen berries
thrown in. ka-ching.