Good morning! Happy Thursday. Two weeks to Average High is 70. Temperature drops quickly at the first day of autumn approaches. Mostly cloudy and 60 degrees in Albany. Calm wind. The dew point is 55 degrees. The skies will clear around 4 pm.

Today will have scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high of 70 degrees at 3pm. Six degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 58 at 11am. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. It was humid. The high last year was 86 degrees. The record high of 96 was set in 1945.

The sun will set at 7:18 pm with dusk around 7:46 pm, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 64 degrees. The dew point will be 52 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 9 mph. Today will have 12 hours and 50 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 49 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 50 degrees at 5am. Five degrees below normal. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It was humid. It got down to 65 degrees. The record low of 34 occurred back in 1978.

I was running a bit late for the express bus, but I made up time by walking quickly and was there in plenty of time.  Like most of the buses with the heavier traffic from the school year getting underway, it was running a few minutes late. Big articulated bus again today. Apparently they run the 12 bus then do the 8:27 Route 719 run on Thursday. It works, but it’s a rather big bus for so few passengers.

Walking so quickly to the express bus made it feel a bit humid, but then again everything is a bit wet from last night. I am trying to get up earlier, walk more, because I’ve fallen behind on doing that a bit lately, and sometimes find myself to a bit sore at times. I should also make it a priority to get out and walk more at lunch time.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Average High is 70 when the sun will be setting at 6:53 pm with dusk at 7:21 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 80 and 58 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 70 degrees. We hit a record high of 95 back in 1895.