Pleasantly warm today, but summer makes a come-back soon…August 22nd, 2012 at 7:46 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
We’ve had some nice cooler weather lately, with below-nromal temperatures for about five days now. The monthly average temperature is 72.2 degrees, which is almost one-degree below normal for the month. Today, we have another nice cool morning in the works, with clear skies and 50s in place:
It feels quite refreshing… perfect weather to head out for an early walk or run before work! And you may just keep the windows down on the drive into work, too. Why not enjoy lunch out on the patio? Lunchtime temps will be delightful–in the mid-70s. As you head home later this afternoon, it will feel a bit warm. Highs will be a touch warmer than yesterday, but still near-normal, in the lower-80s. Then, a warming trend sets in for the rest of the week. This will be a return to reality–especially for students who started school so early this year. Mother Nature helped it be a little more bearable with those cooler temps… but for Thursday & Friday, it’s back to late-August weather. Hot and even feeling a bit more humid.
As for rain, well… the chance is slim. Yesterday, some lucky spots picked up some rain… but many did not. Here are Doppler estimates for the past 24-hours:
Now, with high pressure in control, we should stay dry right through the upcoming weekend. So you’ll probably need to break out the hose again, if you want to keep things looking green!
In the tropics… for the first time all season, it seems we COULD have a hurricane impact the United States. Tropical Storm Isaac is getting more organized as it approaches the Caribbean. The latest NHC forecast path brings this storm near Florida by Monday… as a hurricane:
So we’ll continue to watch it and keep you posted on US impact.
Half-marathon training update: Well, I made it. I ran 11 miles last Thursday. Eleven miles!! Did I mention I am not a distance runner? lol. The run went well… I felt pretty good until about mile nine. Then I started feeling really tired, and some of my joints started aching a bit. I realized after the run that I forgot to take ibuprofen before the run–which I usually do before a long one. So that may have been why I felt a bit more achy. As for why I felt a tired, even after a good night’s sleep… my previous long run was Sunday, so maybe… maybe I didn’t have enough recovery time. I’m not sure if that could really be it, though, as this is all new to me!! After that distance run, I needed a *couple* days to recover, so I did NO running Friday and Saturday. I did go five miles Sunday, and 3.5 both Monday and yesterday. Yesterday felt the best, even as I was pushing my little guy in the jogging stroller! Today is an off day… might do another short run this week, with the long run coming over the weekend. GREAT, just in time for the hot & humid weather… ugh!