Yet another warm and humid day is on tap for this afternoon in a month that has been filled with warm and humid days. This is the 45th straight day where the temperature has reached at least 80 degrees. Since that streak began only five days have been cooler than normal, and we have not been more than a degree cooler than normal in more than a month. That consistently warm weather gives this month a shot at being the third warmest August on record.

The cause of the recent warm weather is a weird, lazy, low pressure system that's been sitting well off the coast for the past week or so. The low is really shallow so it not being pushed by the jet stream. Instead it has just been wobbling for days, swirling tropical air around itself. This afternoon that swirling will give us a high in the mid to upper 80s under mostly sunny skies.

The wobbly low is finally starting to move northward, causing the humidity to rise overnight. Combine the increased humidity with a cold front approaching from the west and we'll see a chance for showers and thunderstorms from late tonight through tomorrow morning. as the air dries out after the front we'll once again warm to the mid or upper 80s on Tuesday. The rest of the week should be mostly dry with highs in the lower 80s. Another heat wave is possible by early next week but let's not think about that just yet.