SUNSHINE CAPS OFF NICE WEEKEND
HEAT HUMIDITY 90S BEGIN MONDAY
#BADHAIRWEATHER THROUGH WEDNESDAY
Today caps off a nice late August weekend with reasonable temperatures and reasonable humidity. The satellite loop shows just some patchy clouds to the west and those clouds could move through from time to time this afternoon. The Poconos and Catskills might see a pop up shower or thunderstorm late this afternoon or evening. Hot humid air is about to arrive but at least it held back today. Radars should be quiet until late this afternoon when those well inland pop ups develop. No shower or thunderstorm activity is forecast for the vast majority of our area from New Jersey to Southern New England. Highs today will reach the low to mid 80s with cooler readings at the beaches.
Tonight you will notice the change as temperatures will not drop much below 70 to 75 and then we begin the stretch of bad hair weather. Sunshine the next three days will boost temperatures up the upper 80s and lower 90s Monday and 90 to 95 Tuesday and Wednesday. Dew points will rise into the 70s making it very oppressive. No showers or thunderstorms are forecast other than the widely isolated cell or two that could develop. Late Wednesday offers a slightly higher chance for thunderstorms with an approaching cold front.
Cooler air Thursday and Friday on northeast winds brings us back to more reasonable conditions with highs in the 80s Thursday and 70s to near 80 on Friday with clouds and some sunshine. The onshore flow will make it a bit dicey for the Labor Day weekend with clouds moving in and the risk for showers along the way. The Labor Day weekend is not a washout by any means but there is risk for showers at some point.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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