We start school in early August, so it's not unusual to have several really hot days or weeks before things start to cool down.
This doesn't mean we like it any, however.
By August, I'm tired of the heat and humidity. This year was particularly bad as we had an unusually warm June, so it seems like we've been hot and humid for eons. What with football season starting, and kids and teachers getting into the routine of school, it's about time we have some cooler weather. Football when it's 95 out is just wrong on so many levels.
In fact, last week we get an email from The District that informs us that "due to the expected heat index of over 100 degrees, all outside school activities will be cancelled." No problem for me since I wasn't doing an outside activity, but it does give you an idea as to how hot it was last week. (And, I might add, this is the first time I recall getting an email like this - in nine years at The School.)
Today, however, is a new day. And it's 65 degrees. And breezy. And overcast. And my rain gauge at 2.4" of rain in it so my yard now is trending towards green, not brown. The AC is off, the windows are open, the cats are happy.
And the forecast? 70's and 80's...we're trending towards Fall!