Autumn begins a week from tomorrow (9:21am on September 22), but it will definitely feel like summer the rest of this week. Temperatures today will reach the low 90s…
…with enough humidity to make it feel like the mid 90s:
Just a slight chance of isolated storms this afternoon — the HRRR model’s radar simulation shows a few blips, but nothing impressive:
More of the same tomorrow and Friday, before a better chance of scattered thunderstorms moves in this weekend. That will drop our temperatures down to the mid to upper 80s, but the humidity won’t drop significantly until next week:
It won’t be a washout over the weekend, so I wouldn’t cancel any outdoor plans — that said, it’s definitely a good idea to have an indoor alternative, just in case. We’ll be able to narrow down the timing and placement of Saturday’s best storm chances beginning tomorrow.
Your daily dose of nerd-news…
- 7 images from Super Typhoon Meranti, the strongest storm on the planet so far this year (185mph sustained winds!).
- More perspective on Meranti, including on the island it hit yesterday.
- Russian scientists are being stalked by polar bears at a remote weather outpost.
- Autumn may start next week, but we’re still several weeks away from the end of Daylight Saving Time — here’s everything you need to know about why we change our clocks twice a year.
- A new map will help predict Earth’s response to space weather.
- The gravitational pull responsible for high tides may also trigger large earthquakes.
- Even if there isn’t any life on the “Earth-ish” planets discovered so far, a new project proposes seeding Earth-like planets to possibly create alien life.
- Astronomers are watching a star evolve in real-time.
- The way we see our galaxy is about to change, with today’s (scheduled) release of a new map of the Milky Way.
- Does the way dolphins communicate with each other constitute a “secret language”? Researchers are divided on the issue.
- The science of smartphone batteries and how to keep them charged.
- I already ordered my iPhone7 (because my current phone is ready to give up)…but you may want to wait until next year once you see what the next iPhone will be like.
- I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: never, EVER download a new iOS when it’s first released.