nrl_0927.jpgThe pleasant weather continues! We may see a few clouds this afternoon and the National Weather Service is calling for the slightest of slight chances for a few sprinkles. They are claiming an upper-level disturbance will kick up some clouds. Gothamist looked at the maps and we're not seeing it. Clouds, maybe, but not sprinkles as the atmosphere is way too dry.

Tomorrow is a different story. A cold front will be approaching the city and there's a good chance rain and showers may pop up as the front plows eastward. AccuWeather and the Weather Service think the rains will arrive tomorrow evening. The Weather Channel believes the rain will hold off until Friday. All agree that the cold front will, not surprisingly, usher in cooler air. High temperatures will stay in the 70s today and tomorrow, but we'll only reach the mid- to upper-60s on Friday and the weekend.

We've got a meeting in ten minutes, so we'll only briefly expand on what Gothamist Health said earlier today. NASA and Columbia University scientists published a paper yesterday that "finds that the world's temperature is reaching a level that has not been seen in thousands of years". Meanwhile, Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) attacked the news media for turning the issue of global warming into"the most media-hyped environmental issue of all time." Senator Inhofe has previously claimed that global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind.

Visible satellite image from the Naval Research Labs.