Pinpoint Weather: Skies continue clearing through the Labor Day holiday; tropics remain active

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(WFXR) — A weak cold front has pushed through the area which brings a light northwest wind that will help to clear things out and lessen the humidity levels a bit through the afternoon as generally sunny skies will be the focal point of the forecast through the rest of the day.

Highs on Monday will range from the 70s west of the Blue Ridge to the low-to-mid 80s further east.

Some patchy fog is possible with light winds tonight with lows in the 50s in the mountains – closer to 60 east of the Blue Ridge.

Abundant sunshine is forecast for Tuesday with mild temperatures continuing as we’re looking for upper 70s to the lower 80s in the mountains and mid and upper 80s toward the Piedmont.

Into Wednesday, there could be a few showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon. We’re not looking for widespread coverage, but the chance is there for some activity. Highs will be the warmest of the week on Wednesday with low 80s likely in the mountains. We could be pushing toward the 90 degree mark further east.

After that, we’re looking dry for the rest of the week and into next weekend.

Highs fall back into the 70s in the mountains and into the lower and middle 80s further east on Thursday and Friday. We’re expecting highs to gain a few degrees into next weekend.

As far as the tropics go, Hurricane Larry is still spinning in the Atlantic. The good news, for us, is that the storm will ultimately turn out to sea and will not pose a direct threat for the east coast; however, we can expect some heavy surf along the coast from mid-week into the weekend.

Another system in the Bay of Campeche, off the east coast of Mexico could turn toward the north in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. This could bring some unwanted heavy rain to southern Louisiana as they’re still cleaning up from Hurricane Ida. Forecasts indicate this system should remain well to our south and should not pose a threat to our weather.

Enjoy the Labor Day holiday!

Gary Boyer

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