The spongy moors between here and Manchester will be sodden and streams and rivers will be swollen as they cascade, trundle and gush towards the sea. Reservoirs will be brimming and the footpaths I often walk will be treacherous.
This is not a day for going out. Shirley went out half an hour ago - off to catch a public bus into the city centre. She'll be working all day at the Sheffield Hallam University health centre - vaccinating dozens of students. Many will be from China. The increasing presence of Chinese students in this city is clear to all and there are several building projects associated with this influx.
Meanwhile, in British news channels, all the talk is of the forthcoming general election. It will be held on December 12th and no doubt I will be invited to work as a poll clerk. It will be a busy day with perhaps a 75% turnout. The day's pay will be rubbishy but it's nice to be engaged in the processes of our so-called democracy.
The path to December 12th will be bitter and unpleasant with accusations, lies and false promises. Odious Johnson has suppressed a major intelligence report that sheds light upon Russian involvement in the European Union referendum of June 2016. And it is patently obvious why he does not want that information to come out before the election. An army of Russian bots and Facebook infiltrators were working overtime before that referendum to cunningly swing the country to "Leave". It was all good practice ahead of the last presidential election in America.
Calm down young man - I say to myself - calm down!
There are many things I might have blogged about this morning but as the rain continues to pour I will simply leave you with some annual rainfall figures that demonstrate that England is not as wet as outsiders and indeed insiders sometimes think:-
Sheffield, England - 29.4 inches
London, England - 22.9 inches
New York City - 45.2 inches
Tallahassee, Florida - 59 inches
Stuttgart, Germany - 28.5 inches
Florence, South Carolina - 45.0 inches
Bangkok, Thailand - 65.1 inches
Mumbai, India - 95.3 inches
Red Deer, Canada - 19.6 inches
Seattle, Washington State - 38.4 inches
Tamborine Mountain, Australia - 61.5 inches
Auckland, NZ - 50.5 inches