Yes, single-handedly, I appear to have solved the heat wave issue in the upper midwest and provided at least a little rain. How did I do it, you ask?
Yesterday, I talked to several people about my intentions to try renting a kayak today and going out on a local river or lake.
I woke up and it was sort of overcast. Not satisfied, I then called the rental place about renting a kayak, got all sorts of information, and told them I'd probably be over before long.
Within minutes, I heard thunder in the background.
And now we're getting rain.
Heat wave solved! Dang, I AM good!
(It may not be much, but even a little thunder and lightening is enough to discourage me from a casual attempt at kayaking.)