Be careful for what you wish for? Yes, we need a soaking rain.
But we've seen too many situations over the past few years where an extended dry period ends with a ripping tropical storm, like Floyd for instance.
Gustav is set to whack the Gulf Coast and possibly continue northeast. Hannah may become a hurricane and slam the southeast Atlantic coast. A wave train of tropical depressions may follow.
For now it's Gustav and Hannah, the former to possibly upstage the Republican National Convention where John McSame will be asked to carry the torch for the Oligarchs.
Gustav could develop into a Category 3, 4 or even 5 Hurricane.
Next tropical wave will become Ike and some forecasters project that this one could be the east coast storm we have all been waiting for.