Labor Day weekend outlook
The remnants of Harvey will slowly lift away to the northeast Saturday. Gradually, drier air should filter in and clear the skies locally for Sunday and Labor Day.
SATURDAY TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES
A very comfortable start to Saturday with upper 50s to near 60 during the morning.
The slow movement of the remnants of Harvey to the northeast could allow for stubborn cloud cover and even some showers to linger as we begin Saturday. It appears that more clearing could occur for the afternoon over southern parts of the viewing area. Northern (and eastern) parts of the viewing area could have the clouds and some light showers linger a bit longer. Because of this, there could be quite a temperature spread from north to south for Saturday Afternoon. Northern sections could stay in the 60s longer and may only reach near 70. Southern parts of the viewing area could get more clearing and allow temperatures to reach well into the 70s and even around 80.
Skies should clear for all areas through Saturday Night and comfortable again with mid/upper 50s, expect around 60 in the city.
MORE SUN FOR SUNDAY AND LABOR DAY
Partly to mostly sunny skies for both Sunday and Labor Day. Comfortable mornings in the 50s to near 60. But, with more sun, each afternoon looks warmer with low 80s Sunday (70s mountains) and mid 80s Labor Day Afternoon.
MIDWEEK SHOWERS AND T-SHOWERS
An approaching frontal system should bring the chance for some afternoon showers and storms Tuesday. Then, a better chance for Wednesday. Temperatures should remain a little below average with midweek highs in the 70s and morning lows in the 50s.
Hurricane Irma should remain at major hurricane strength (category 3 of higher) through early next week. It is still too early to project if and when the US could be affected by the storm. There are varying forecast projections by long range forecast models, but those are just computer simulations. The official NHC forecast is what should be the main focus. As always, we will keep you updated, especially into next week when the forecast could become clearer on if the US coast could be affected.
As always, you can depend on the StormTrack 9 Team for updates!