This rain reminds me of that weather we had in October, where it rained and rained and rained and rained and rained e - except it's about 20 degrees cooler. Supposedly we are having a Nor'Easter - why can't it just be bad rain? Does it have to be named and qualified? I like weather as much as the next weather geek but I don't agree, necessarily with the marketing and promotion of it. There's been a lot of that lately - especially with this miserable hurricane season.
Weather doesn't need publicity. We can't package it, sell it, buy it, trade it or commodify it in any way.
So - let's just call today's weather what it is - a fall thunderstorm.