Chris says that bad weather can be a great time to go out and shoot. Backgrounds can compliment, give context and contrast, or even distract. It can also give you a clean background to take any distractions away and focus on the subject as a whole. Snow is great for that. Overcast skies also take out contrast and put in some grand dynamic range to play with in post.
Don't forget our current assignment - ORANGE. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "Orange" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "Orange" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!