Pinpoint Weather: Dry and warm start to the holiday weekend, rain expected Sunday

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The dry pattern continues into the holiday weekend but it will not last the entire weekend.

  In fact, it looks like rain is expected to arrive Sunday from the west and linger into the early part of our Labor Day.  With clear and dry air today and tonight I am expecting to see temps drop into the 50s again tonight and even a few 40s in the high country.

Saturday will be the most trouble-free day of the weekend as far as the forecast is concerned.  Plenty of sunshine and warm conditions will be the forecast for the entire region as high pressure maintains a grip for one more day. There will be some clouds moving in late in the day but they will only act to keep temps up overnight into Sunday. 

Sunday will be the rainy day of the weekend as a cold front moves over the area and provides a spark for some rain showers and possibly some isolated storms. This activity should be the greatest west of the Interstate 81 divide, but some rain is still slated for most locations.  The amount is now being addressed as about a quarter-inch or so. Watering the lawn.

Monday, Labor Day, will start out with some lingering showers then transition into a partly cloudy afternoon. There is some hint of the showers lingering past noon, but for the most part, the general consensus is to have the rain exit to the south by mid-morning.

Tuesday is expected to be a mix of clouds and sun with a rogue shower, nothing overwhelming at this point.

Have a safe holiday weekend.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

As for the tropics, Larry is continuing to intensify and a disturbance off the coast of Honduras that may develop into a tropical cyclone over the weekend (chance is currently less than 40%).

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