Clouds will linger most of the day, keeping a lid on any potential warm-up today. If we get a little sun to peek through the clouds late this afternoon or this evening, we’ll warm up to the upper half of the 60s. In general, I’ll be fighting to not do this at my desk:
I’ll repeat what I’ve been saying on the air: don’t cancel any outdoor plans based on those rain chances. It will be our typical summertime pattern of some hit-and-miss storms during the warmest part of the day, which usually doesn’t add up to a washout. Just be flexible and ready to adjust based on whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
We’ll start with a non-science link before diving into some nerdiness…
- In the “Leno or Letterman” debate, I was always firmly on Team Letterman (this should surprise exactly none of you). Here are the Top 10 best moments from his final show last night…
- Every winter I say this, and every winter people still say “I want snow!” Cold weather is more dangerous than hot weather.
- It’s possible those numbers will narrow a bit, as more and more of the US population will be exposed to extreme heat in the coming decades.
- Considering we’re still in the early stages of even identifying planets outside our own solar system, this seems premature: a study says intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is likely to be bear-sized.
- No longer science fiction: brain-controlled artificial limbs are a reality.
- The Large Hadron Collider has reached a new energy threshold.
- Are there beverages you only want to drink when you’re on a plane? (Ginger ale for me.) There may be a physiological reason for that.