Out in the Far East , Typhoon Songda, is providing some hope of a break in the summer heat. If she follows her predicted path then sometime late Friday or Saturday she will turn east in advance of a trough closing in on Japan. That would signal the coming of a trough and cooler air to the eastern US either next weekend or early the following week.
|Typhoon Songda is forecast to recurve late Friday or Saturday|
Image Source: Univ of Wisconsin SSEC
Regardless, a break in the worst sustained heat of the entire summer 2011 is coming.