Another quiet early morning is underway with mainly clear skies and areas of fog and low clouds developing. Air temps are slightly cooler this morning, ranging from the upper 60s to low 70s. Dew points were close to actual temperatures, making for high relative humidity levels and leading to fog development.
Today is looking a bit less active than Thursday as the weak frontal boundary we had yesterday will be gone. None the less, a few isolated afternoon T'storms are likely to pop up here and there...but for the most part it will be partly cloudy, hot and humid...with afternoon highs in the U80s to L90s....just a touch above average for late summer. Winds should be a bit stronger by afternoon.....southwest breezes at about 10 to 15 mph.
The Labor Day weekend outlook is still looking more active with more cloud cover and a better chance of showers and T'storms as a weakening upper trough moves in from the west. In fact the trough moves in late tonight so a few showers are possible before daybreak Saturday morning. Saturday may end up as a mostly cloudy day....with a pretty good chance of occasional showers and T'storms. Dew points will remain high but afternoon highs look to be held below 90° for a change. As we go through Sunday and Monday things look to slowly dry out and warm up...especially Monday.....but still a bit active with at least scattered showers/storms continuing....though maybe not as widespread. Of the 3 days, Monday looks to be the warmest and driest.
Longer-range...still looking at the redevelopment of an upper ridge over the southeastern states next week, which will gradually return our area to a rather hot, humid and mostly dry pattern with only isolated afternoon convection. As of now, it looks like highs next week will be somewhere in the 90 to 95 range....with dew points in the low 70s. Not as hot and humid as our recent heat wave...but still quite steamy for early September.
8/29 4:00 am ba