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Weather in northwest Orange County for Thursday, July 18, 2019:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 78. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Increasing clouds, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

High temperatures are forecast to remain in the upper 70s to low 80s before hitting the mid-80s in the middle of the new week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1861 Union and Confederate troops skirmish at Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia, in a prelude to the Battle of Bull Run.
  • 1877 Inventor Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time.
  • 1902 Birth of Jessamyn West, American author (The Friendly Persuasion).
  • 1913 Birth of “”Red” Skelton, American comedian and actor.
  • 1921 Birth of John Glenn, Jr., American pilot, astronaut and politician.