Variable clouds, warm, less humid. A first shot of drier air arrived this morning on westerly breezes, and an even cooler and drier air mass will arrive overnight to provide a picture-perfect June day tomorrow. Temperatures this afternoon were again in the low 80s, but the humidity was considerably more comfortable with dewpoints about 10° lower, in the low and mid 50s. Showers on radar were very widely scattered and all were west of the mountains.
Tonight and Tomorrow
Mostly clear, comfortable. Lows tonight under partly cloudy skies will be from near 60° downtown to the low and mid 50s in 'burbville. There is a slight chance of widely scattered showers late tonight through early morning. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and dry with highs in the upper 70s.
For the outlook through the rest of the week and weekend, scroll on down to Jason's post below.
Tropical Topics: Gonu Set a Record
Tropical Cyclone Gonu continues to set records as the strongest storm ever observed in modern times in the western Arabian Sea. It was approaching the eastern tip of Oman today on its way toward a predicted landfall on the coast of eastern Iran, thus sparing Oman from a direct hit. Some weakening has occurred from infiltration of desert air on the western side of the storm and from somwhat cooler water temperatures. The morning advisory from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center indicated peak winds of 105 kt (about 120 mph). See yesterday's PM Update for more links on this very unusual situation.
Yesterday's NYTi media business section contained an article, "Everybody Talks About the Weather; All of a Sudden, It's Controversial" discussing The Weather Channel's coverage of global warming in its Forecast Earth series. In honor of Hurricane Week, this past weekend's episode dealt with the issue of hurricanes and global warming. The show will be repeated several times this Saturday.