I'm kind of preoccupied with Hurricane Matthew right now. I have friends and relatives on the east coast of Florida — I think of commenter Notes from Abroad who just moved to Jacksonville — and my home town, Morehead City in North Carolina, is vulnerable to the storm too. For right now, the forecast is for Matthew to turn out to sea before it reaches the central N.C. coast, but that can change. My mother, sister, and many relatives and friends still live in Morehead.
Meanwhile, the weather here in Saint-Aignan is kind of surreal. We're still in this long dry spell. There are very few windy days. Skies are crystal clear much of the time. Temperatures at sunrise are in the low 40s in ºF — around 5ºC — which feels really cold.
Clear skies are to blame for the frigid-feeling mornings. Yesterday I went out for the walk with the dog and I regretted that I hadn't put on gloves and a hat. I cut the walk short because it was uncomfortable. I'm not sure I'm ready for winter weather. It seems like it was summer just a few days ago.