Ugh. On mornings like this, with a dew point of 74 degrees, we wish Morningside Park had a funicular. After climbing all those steps we're a big, stinky, ball of sweat. Today will remain disgusting with a dose of danger this afternoon. A host of factors: heat, extreme humidity, unstable air, an approaching cold front, etc. all point to heavy rain, and potentially severe thunderstorms this afternoon. High winds, hail, flash flooding, frequent lightning, and possibly even a tornado are not out of the question. At present it appears that the most severe weather will hit slightly north and west of the city but it is still wise to keep an eye on the sky later today.

Yesterday turned out to be the first warmer than normal day this month. Today may be warm as well, but only because this morning's low was so warm. Look for a high in the low 80s. Hey, it is better than being in Seattle where highs are expected to reach 100 today. Another round of showers and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow and Friday as it won't be easy for the aforementioned cold front to displace the Bermuda High.

With any luck the front will pass Friday night. If so the city should see a very pleasant Saturday with mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid 80s. Sunday is expected to at least start out sunny.