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It's raining pitchforks (and hammer handles).

 and It's raining cats and dogs.
Rur. It is raining very hard. Take an umbrella. It's raining pitchforks and hammer handles out there! Charlie: Have you looked outside? How's the weather? Mary: It's raining cats and dogs.
See also: pitchfork, rain

rain pitchforks

tv. to rain very hard and heavy. Every time I go out to rake leaves, it rains pitchforks.
See also: pitchfork, rain