The sun goes down at five o'clock, that's when the city gets HOT HOT HOT.

Some warm air from Mexico skipped out on its tab to join us in the northeast this week, keeping temperatures in the high '60s and daiquiri blenders whirring until at least Friday, with a projected high in the low to mid 70s, according to my man Elliot over at Accuweather.

We might see some rain on Thursday or Friday (that is if we see anything, given that the actual rays of the sun have mostly forsaken us to wither and gnash our teeth in inky ignominy), but what's an autumnal hellmouth if it isn't dark, hot, and wet?

Ellie assures us that temperatures will be less disconcertingly pleasant by next week. Until then, hang up your down coat and embrace the new season.