Dear fellow valley drivers: I sensed your anxiety this morning, and I’m writing to let you know that stuff falling from the sky is just rain. It’s not a portent of the apocalypse. It’s not going to melt your car. No hurricane or tornado is forthcoming, and you are not going to be raptured up to heaven. It’s just rain. Light rain at that.
That said, there’s no reason to creep down Balboa Boulevard at 15 miles an hour or Burbank at 30. Ever. Flip on your windshield wipers, put on your headlights (which should always be on when your wipers are on by the way), and find the freaking gas pedal. It’s the skinny one on the right.
(Picture by Clinton Steeds used through Creative Commons license.)