Summer Limping, Not Hammering

Well, my words about the hammer of summer weren’t quite on target. The past week has seen a few days of temps in the high 70s, but mostly it’s been overcast, even drizzly and thunderstormy some days, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s. Some of it has been remnants of Tropical Storm Arlene, which hit the Gulf of Mexico late last week, and some of it has just been persistent low pressure systems. The trend is for some higher temps this weekend, but the National Weather Service is predicting more low pressure systems for early next week, so it looks as if summer is just sort of going to continue limping along.