As expected, Saturday featured gorgeous weather. At times during the afternoon there more clouds than sunshine, but the humidity was low and temperatures cool. Today, a MUCH different scenario will play out weather-wise.
This morning, we're starting out in the upper 60s and lower 70s, and it's quite humid too! The increase in temperature and humidity is compliments of a southerly flow that has developed in advance of a slow moving cold front. So while it hasn't been required the last couple of days, the A/C will become a necessity.
For the rest of today, expect clouds and limited sunshine, with the chance for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Not every town will receive rain, but the towns that do will likely get a pretty good soaking, thanks to the tropical air mass that has moved into the region. Furthermore, the storms that develop could be strong to severe with a damaging wind threat, hail can't be ruled out either. Highs will be in the 80-85 range, with dew point temperatures hovering close to that oppressive 70 degree range.
Monday will likely be similar to today; a mix of clouds and sun, with some scattered showers and storms. It will stay very warm and humid, with highs reaching the upper 80s in many inland towns. Again, no need to cancel your picnics or BBQ's, but just know that you may have to head inside for a period of time while a shower or storm rolls through.
The first week of September will be unseasonably warm, so don't pack away your summer wardrobe. We can expect highs in the 80s every day and we might even peak near 90 degrees at some point. Though it stays hot through next Saturday, the humidity will drop off a bit mid-week, so it should feel a little more comfortable outside.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend!
Meteorologist Mark Dixon
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