Perhaps the storm explains what has been happening over the last week or so, as we have had constant torrential rains in South Florida (over much of Florida, so I’m given to understand). Just a couple of days ago, the wide expanse behind my home, about a hundred yards of grass and trees, was partially flooded from the unrelenting rainfall.
We got a respite yesterday, allowing most of the local areas to have the water run-off or be absorbed, but today is the return of freakish rain, though now understood to be squall lines from the extreme edges of the storm as it moves north toward landfall.
It’s a time of commiseration with friends in Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama and other southeast states. To have a storm this early, even “just” a tropical storm, is jarring, especially one that actually is going to cross land (as most Gulf storms do).
It would be easy to say, “Let’s hope that’s not a sign of a bad storm season” and cross my fingers. But since I don’t believe in omens, I guess I don’t get to say that. But maybe I’ll still cross my fingers, just to be on the safe side.