The weather, currently.
Who else awoke to thunder and intense lightning last night? Wow. I bet many bolted out of bed. The weather won’t be nearly as exciting on Thursday. We’ll have mostly sunny skies and a high of 86°F. The coast will remain a bit cooler because of the sea breeze. Southwest winds will gust up to 15mph in the afternoon. We’ll have another crystal clear night on Thursday with a low of 65°F. Have any weekend plans yet? It’s going to be a stunner so get on it. Highs will be in the mid 80s with lots of sunshine!
What you need to know, currently.
We have a short piece up today from our founder, Eric Holthaus, on the heatwave stretching across the central United States this week.
“Despite being fairly preventable, heat-related illness is one of the most deadly weather-related impacts,” Holthaus writes. “And, while severe heat may seem less alarming than being struck by a hurricane or tornado, heat illness is much more common and is particularly dangerous for children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses. It is also difficult to avoid if you do not have access to air conditioning or if you work outside.”