Lots of people in the Hudson Valley are bummed out by the torrential downpours today. But if you think about it, this rain may be the best thing that's happened all week.

Here are seven reasons why you should embrace today's gloomy weather.

Can't barbecue
Sorry honey. I was all ready to cook up a great dinner for everyone tonight, but that darn rain has ruined my grilling plans. I guess we'll have to order that meat lovers pizza for delivery.

Road construction is postponed today
You mean they won't be randomly closing down lanes on Route 17? And route 44 will remain opened tonight? Bring on the rain!

Kids sports games are canceled
Aw, we were so looking forward to spending Friday night sitting in camping chairs and watching you and your friends play baseball. Now dad has to sit on the couch and watch TV instead. Bummer.

Free car wash

Longer Cinco De Mayo happy hour
Geez, it's really coming down out there. Let's have another round and see if it clears up.

Can't mow the lawn
Yeah, I was gonna get off the couch and make the yard look nice for the weekend, but with all of that rain I just can't. And it'll probably be too wet tomorrow too. Gotta let the yard drain properly first.

Pollen is getting washed away
Hey, I can breathe again!

Got any other reasons why today's rain is awesome? Let us know on our Facebook page or in the comments section below.

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