Last week, we got excited at the prospect of a severe thunderstorm that promised to bring with it 70 mph winds and hail up to two inches in diameter. That storm never materialized, nor did the one that was supposed to ruin our July 4th BBQ. But third time might be the charm: the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the NYC area through 7 p.m. tonight. And judging by the clouds that have rolled in, this one might really happen!

Of course, it hasn't made it any less oppressive outside, so be careful out there if you're heading to CBGB Fest in Central Park or Times Square this evening. And you might want to consider ducking back inside if you're at an outdoor pool right now. While you wait to see if this is for real or another tease, listen to the Go-Betweens classic, "Clouds."