The weather in the San Joaquin Valley, for this time of the year, is usually warm. High 80s, low 90s. In July and August we get those +100 degree days. This year, we had 108 on Saturday. We joke about it being a dry heat with humidity usually around 15 percent. On Saturday it went to 29 percent which is very humid for us.Then on Sunday, the temperature fell to 98 degrees and the wind started blowing in the evening, taking the yucky humid air with it.
This morning we awoke to 60 degrees, clean air, and a slight breeze. Lovely enough to open all the windows. As the morning progressed, clouds blew in and I needed a lamp as I worked on a scrapbook project at the dining room table. While putting completed pages into vinyl sleeves, I realized I heard large raindrops on the roof.
Running out to get the yard furniture in under the patio, I heard loud claps of thunder. Isn’t there a warning about being under trees when it’s thundering and lightening? And yet, there I was, scrambling to get chairs, tables, ottomans, all hauled in from under the trees so as not to get too wet. Just as I got the last table onto the patio and started for the house, the rain stopped. One more crack of thunder, and it all seemed to be over. I’m not moving that furniture back out on the yard any time too soon, though. Who knows what the weather will bring next.