Good morning! Today should be a really nice Wednesday, once the fog burns off. It will be mostly sunny, with temperatures around 80 degrees expected by afternoon. Believe it or not, the humidity will be creeping up this afternoon, and by evening it might even feel a bit sticky. Might not be quite as warm as the 83 degrees we had last year, but it’s still well above the 74 degrees that’s normal for this time of year.

I was glad that I had a fresh pot of coffee to start out the morning. Because I was low on coffee, the past few days my coffee has been weak, and I think the fact that I buy coffee in bulk, after 3-4 months of going through the container, the last bit of coffee isn’t the potent. But I sure love reusing those containers for making ice. They are quite waterproof and do not leak like the plastic milk bottles.

The sun will set at 7:07 pm with dusk around 7:35 pm, which is one minute and 47 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 72 degrees. The dew point will be 62 degrees. There will be a south breeze at 5 mph. That would be perfect for going down to the park, except sunset is expected so early. Today will have 12 hours and 33 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 51 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 63 degrees at 3am. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6pm. South wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies, clearing in the early hours of the next day. It was somewhat humid. It got down to 53 degrees. The record low of 32 occurred back in 1963.

The weekend still looks nice. I plan to get packed and will head out from work on Friday. I may or may not leave early, I’m undecided but I will drive straight to Amsterdam on the Thruway to save time and buy firewood in advance. This way, I will avoid driving in the dark, and will be able to set up quickly, even if it’s after dusk (and it may be raining). The weekend does look beautiful for sure. After so many rainy summer weekends, a change sure is nice.

Looking ahead, there are 3 weeks until 6:30 PM Sunset when the sun will be setting at 6:30 pm with dusk at 6:58 pm. On that day in 2016, we had cloudy skies and temperatures between 69 and 53 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 65 degrees. We hit a record high of 86 back in 1891.