Dog days of summer

The high temperatures this time of year can make the air feel heavy and every movement a chore.  It can also cause you to be less aware of your surroundings due to the oppressive wave of humidity that even coats the night.  Sometimes the late hour provides no relief from the sweltering wall of hot air.  It is during this time that everyone should be careful of their surroundings as anything can lurk in the darkness.  The temperature could drive someone mad with fever and they could be out there hiding ready to strike  on your way home.