I wound up doing much of my mileage by repeatedly circling the local park. The wind wasn't quite as bothersome there as on the Mississippi River Trail which, locally at least, is on top of the levee. The catch with the park at 10:00 am on a weekend day is, it's kind of crowded.
The overcast kept darkening, and eventually a few raindrops started to fall. It was nearly eleven o'clock by then, and I decided it would be wise to get myself home. And in fact I saw a bolt of lightning when I was about half a mile short of my destination. I arrived at home just about 11:00, and within ten minutes the power went out. I couldn't check NOAA for possible severe weather alerts. The sky didn't look greenish, but all the same something about the color of the clouds made me suspicious.
The electricity didn't come back on for about an hour. One of those Free Electric bikes would have come in handy! I checked NOAA once I could get the laptop going, and there had, indeed, been a severe T-storm warning. By the time I discovered that, the warning had expired!
This morning's mileage was only 19.3, as opposed to the 30 I had planned to do. It's still raining, and there's still some thunder. They say, if you can hear thunder, you're close enough to the storm to get struck by lightning. That doesn't help to get me outdoors and pedaling in the rain.
Oh, well, there's always the trainer.