Though the storm made grumbly noises yesterday evening it didn’t manage to spit out rain. The hot, dry weather sucked all the moisture from the storm as it rolled across Illinois–we ended up with loud clouds. It didn’t bring any liquid relief. My whole yard is brown–August hot-as-hell brown–and I doubt it will get better this summer.
We are down 4″ of precipitation from normal.
The false storm did break the heatwave and the weather today is spectacular. I think I am going to go outside and spread a blanket in the yard and read. That is something I haven’t done for ages…
Note: I am working to finish both Persuasion and Why Read? this week.