School, football, Labor Day, shorter days, cooler nights. It must be fall, right?

Nope, it’s not autumn yet. Not until September 23.

And the forecast for the week definitely says summer with daytime highs in the mid to upper 90s throughout the workweek. Now would be a great time to head for the mountains. The monsoon moisture has left and along with it, the afternoon thunderstorm buildup. And being in the high country is a great way to avoid the still scalding Central Valley heat.

UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 8, 2014): Wrong! There is big-time monsoonal moisture in the region due to remnant moisture from Hurricane Norbert. There is a chance of thunderstorms into the evening hours forecast for the southern Sierra and Kern County mountains and desert. There could be lightning, locally heavy rain, and gusty winds at times. Three Rivers and the local foothills received about .02 of an inch of rain. Dry conditions will return on Tuesday.

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