After a couple of storms rumbled through the area Monday evening and forecasts show isolated thunderstorms in some parts of the region Tuesday, with cooler weather, the outlook Wednesday is dry with a high around 83 before the normal August pattern of scattered rain and storms return on Friday and continue through the weekend and into next week.
Of course, the forecasts from the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg can change, as they so often do.
Still, the heavy rain forecast for the past weekend did not occur for most areas and the weather seemed a little cooler.
After Thursday, however, rain dominates forecasts through the end of the month of August, after a record onslaught of the wet stuff in July.
Of course, the rabid right wing keeps telling us that climate change is a myth.
Perhaps life would be clearer if the right-wing became a myth.
We can hope.