Since the weather around these parts is so quiet right now let's talk about something that's not happening: hurricanes! So far this season there have been eight named tropical cyclones, but none have reached hurricane strength. The most recent storm, Humberto, is near Cape Verde, is expected to gain minimal hurricane strength later in the week. The first Atlantic hurricane since aircraft reconnaissance began in 1944 was Gustav, which reached that level on September 11th, 2002. Humberto will break that record for latest formation date if it doesn't become a hurricane before 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday.

Closer to home, a cool Canadian high pressure system sits over the lower Hudson Valley this morning, bringing us a cool, clear and dry day. Except for a few thin cirrus clouds we're in for a sunny afternoon and a high in the mid 70s. The high slips offshore and the wind will start coming out of the south overnight, providing us with a mostly cloudy Tuesday with a high in the lower 80s.

Warmer, more humid weather is in store for Wednesday. Could it be the last 90-degree day of the year? The heat, humidity and an approaching cold front cry out for us to say there will be a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms starting Wednesday afternoon, and an even better chance on Thursday. Thursday's high will probably be in the mid 80s. Much cooler air is expected to arrive next weekend.