Humidity levels will still be tolerable today, but the mugginess will be noticeably higher on Wednesday — so while temperatures tomorrow will be similar or even a degree or two cooler, the heat index (the “feels like” temperature) will be higher, reaching the upper 90s:
Just apply the usual common-sense advice: stay hydrated, find some air conditioning (or at least some shade) whenever you can, and generally take it slow outside.
The better storm chances will shape up late this week, especially Friday and Friday night, but even then it doesn’t look like a complete washout:
Rain chances will diminish over the weekend — the data has been trending drier for Saturday, but there’s still enough uncertainty to warrant a decent rain chance, mainly early in the day. Temperatures will still top out around 90° through the weekend and into early next week.
A short list of nerdy stuff today, but some good stuff nonetheless…
- The Washington Post put together a great collection of solar eclipse data — graphics, historical information, and paths of future eclipses.
- It sounds counter-intuitive, but the data backs it up: as the Arctic gets warmer, our winters get colder.
- A story in New York Magazine claims that climate change will make Earth uninhabitable by 2100. Which simply isn’t true.
- After years of growth, rooftop solar is coming to a screeching halt. Why? Utility companies have been lobbying hard against it.
- Overnight, NASA’s Juno spacecraft made a close pass over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — but we’ll have to wait a bit to get the pictures.
- Why researchers need better space dirt.
- Scientists recently recreated an extinct virus, which raises new concerns about controversial research.