Well, I wasn't woken up at 4:30 by birds chirping outside my window this morning. Instead, I was woken up before 4:00 by one of the most magnificent thunderstorms I've been in in quite some time. Lots of very loud thunder, some of it extremely close. For the really close ones, I could hear a sharper, explosion-type noise, which then settled into a rumbling. I'm not sure how close it has to be for one to hear that, but I'm sure it was pretty darn close.
We're supposed to maybe get some more thunderstorms this afternoon. I watched one pass by across the river from work yesterday, and I got to see some nice lightning. Watching a thunderstorm from the 11th floor is kind of neat.