When our weather guru Joe Schumacher proclaimed that this week's weather would be unsettled—"The primarily west-to-east flow of the summer jet stream will let surface fronts flop around like an oversized Montauk Monster in its death throes"—he was not kidding! Who wasn't woken up by the insanely loud thunder and lightning around 2:30 a.m.? The National Weather Service issued an urban flood advisory: "At 822 am EDT Doppler radar and local observations indicate very heavy rain occurring from a line of thunderstorms. The storms will move through New York City during the next 30 minutes... and Nassau County during the next hour." And AccuWeather says, "This will be the first of several waves of showers and thunderstorms expected to overspread the region through the end of the week" and "While the storms will most likely not be capable of producing tornadoes, they will feature damaging winds and some hail." Well, at least the dog poo gets washed away, right? Image from AccuWeather