The weather, currently.
The weather’s starting to cool down on Thursday, and I’m very happy about it! It’s going to be sunny and highs in Downtown LA are projected at 89°F, and while that’s still not in my ideal range, I’ll take it happily. I think you should do one more day of cooling — run the a/c and fans, hydrate, take short, lukewarm showers — because your home, if old, is probably still retaining a lot of heat. If only SoCal had imagined a future where insulation was necessary. By nightfall, you might be able save on electricity and throw open the windows, because we’ll have a clear night with temperatures finally dipping below 70°F, and a low pressure system is going to push more palatable air into the bedroom. Lows around 65°F.
What you need to know, currently.
Ian made landfall Wednesday as a horrifying Category 4 hurricane, with winds just shy of Category 5. Cuba began restoring power today, after the storm knocked out the country’s grid as it passed through.
The storm’s track shifted slightly to the east on Wednesday, bringing catastrophic flooding to much of the southeastern portion of the state.
Conditions are expected to worsen throughout the evening as the storm moves across the state. Although Ian will weaken as it moves inland, it’s still a massive storm carrying an enormous amount of rain. The latest storm surge update extends to North Carolina and estimates 4-6 feet of flooding along the entire Georgia coast.
What you can do, currently.