I was at work today and happened to look out one of the building's west windows and noticed it was getting dark. I moved closer to get a better look at our chances of getting some badly needed rain and was surprised at what I saw in the sky.
A front was moving through and it was the most graphic display of this that I have ever seen. The sky looked as if a tidal wave of sorts was moving in on us. It progressed very slowly eastward, getting darker by the second.
Along with my co-workers, I stepped outside to get a better look and captured several images. A look around the surrounding buildings showed us that we weren't the only ones looking at the sky. Several were craning their necks in wonder at the "crack" in the sky. Julie said, "Uh...is Jesus coming back now?" and I knew exactly why she'd said it.
It appeared as if the sky were literally opening up to reveal something mysterious above it. The thick, dark curtain cloud moved slowly over us and while we hoped it would yield some precious rain, we only got a sprinkling.
The evening news made mention of the strange sky, and had pictures similar to the ones I took that are shown here. Just the sky, putting up a front, making us believe it would let down the rain.
Maybe next time.