Currently in Los Angeles — September 26th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Hot, sunny, and breezy on Monday

I was hoping we’d be cooling off after the weekend, but Monday comes with an excessive heat warning that begins at 10am and will last until 8pm on Tuesday. Downtown LA doesn’t show triple digits — our high is only 91°F — but the Valleys are looking at highs around 98°F and then some. At least we’ll have a strong breeze in the afternoon, which might catch you off guard while coming out of work. It’d be a good day to spend on the coast, where the wind will cancel out the torment of the sun, but consider taking the sick day on Tuesday if you’ve got some Monday deadlines, as it’ll be a tick warmer. Lows will remain in the 70’s at night, so don’t bother with a jacket.

Also, if you’re one of my people: l’shana tova!

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What you need to know, currently.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical storm with 90 mph winds. Although the storm weakened as it approached land, it still caused an unprecedented amount of damage and at least one death. The worst damage was in Prince Edward Island, where storm surge reached up to six feet.

After months of quiet, the Atlantic Basin is looking particularly active this week. Tropical Storm Ian formed Friday and is expected to strengthen as it approaches the United States. Ian may hit Cuba as a Category 4 and the western coast of Florida will be particularly at risk.

“The one thing I have to stress is that as Ian moves into the Gulf of Mexico the wind field is going to expand considerably,” said Jamie Rhome, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, in a briefing on Sunday. “Ian is going to be a large and powerful hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and spread its impacts over a large portion of the Florida peninsula, so don’t get too fixated on the [exact track].”

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What you can do, currently.

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