Rain really can be awesome. I like it most of the time. Autumn storms are really quite lovely, in many ways. I have so many memories, blurred into one big one, of downpours up at my paternal grandparents cottage, as a kid, lying in bed or sitting in the living room (maybe even with a cup of hot cocoa), the rain dripping down on the roof and making for a beautiful atmosphere.
There's something comforting about rain. It washes away all the bad stuff, even in its destructive power, it gives life and creates calm within me. Call me crazy, but I'd even say you could make something very romantic out of an evening of autumn storm.