It started raining last night.
It was really raining this morning.
There is a common conception that the UK is a generally rainy place. Whilst I'd agree that it can be damp and foggy for prolonged periods, it never really rains that hard. You can at least walk quickly through it for a short time without being totally drenched.
Not so in New York. Even the rain is bigger here.
I put on my raincoat this morning and ran to the subway, only to find the service I needed had been cancelled due to partial flooding. So I worked out a different route that required a change or two and ended up walking a little further at the other end than I had planned.
I dried out by about lunchtime.