There’s something refreshing about a sudden downpour, especially when you’re not trapped in it. Thunderclaps that set off car alarms on your street, Flickers that–save for a surge protector–would fry your laptop. Suddenly bright sunlight (“the devil is kissing his wife”). This is, like, the third or fourth in the last few weeks, though (“The Storm of the Century of the Week”). Can it be a sign of global warming? Yes. Unless you’re a right-wing environmentalist group.