It was a slightly toasty late August day, but we’ve had it worse. Highs reached the upper 80s with humidity in the moderate range. Following a pleasant evening, it turns hot tomorrow not to mention Saturday, with the entire region back into the 90s.
Through Tonight: A very nice evening to spend some time outside. Temperatures steadily fall back through the 80s and into 70s between 8 and 10 p.m. Overnight lows range from the low-to-mid 60s in the cooler suburbs to the low 70s downtown. Skies are clear and winds are light.
Friday: Sunny and hot. Highs climb into the low-to-mid 90s as high pressure slides to our south. A light wind from the west results, but does little to take the edge off the afternoon swelter. Humidity is manageable with dew points in the low 60s.
United Kingdom’s second wettest summer: The UK Met Office reports the most rain fell in the UK in over 100 years this past summer. The only wetter summer occurred in 1912 since records began in 1910. It was the least sunny summer there since 1980.
Tropical storm Leslie forms: The tropical Atlantic’s 12th named storm of the 2012 season formed this afternoon. Positioned 1060 miles east of the Windward islands, Leslie has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and is forecast to strengthen. It is the 2nd earliest “L” named storm to form.