The Storm still seems metaphorical to me. So weather works may have no effect.
I do too...I don't think its a literal storm either...I think the storm could potentially be a magiqal backlash of sorts from the process of Diedre finding the truth and the opening the door she found and unlocking the book of briars
Totally a joke lol
I got that. If it was a literal storm, then we have a problem.