Pinpoint Weather: Spotty afternoon showers, storms for Sunday; Labor Day looks mostly dry

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Fair to Partly Cloudy skies on Sunday morning will give way to a few showers, maybe even a storm or two possible during the afternoon.

Highs will be back up into the 70s to near 80 in the mountains and into the mid, even some upper 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

On Sunday night, we will continue with a few passing showers likely through the overnight hours and into very early Monday morning. By sunrise, or shortly thereafter, the bulk of any leftover showers will have pushed out. The showers will likely help to produce some foggy conditions early Monday morning, but as we dry out, sunshine will prevail which will help to burn off any fog.

Monday’s highs may drop off a degree or two from Sunday’s highs.

Tuesday and Wednesday both look dry (a change from previous forecasts). Previously, we were thinking that there could be some showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon on Wednesday. A front that is slated to pass through the area seems to be getting delayed slightly, so we’ve moved the threat for showers/storms from Wednesday afternoon to Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours.

The rest of the upcoming, short workweek is trending dry.

Highs will be in the upper 70s to the lower 80s in the mountains and into the mid and even some upper 80s early in the week before falling back about five degrees or so by the week’s end.

The tropics continue to be a bit active with two systems that the National Hurricane Center is paying attention to.

Hurricane Larry continues to spin in the central Atlantic as a Category 3 storm. Model runs have the storm approaching Bermuda during the middle of the week, but a direct impact is looking less likely as the hurricane is forecast to miss the island to the east. A close enough blow, though, that the island will still see squally, breezy weather Wednesday and into Thursday. Forecasts are that the storm will remain out at sea and will not directly affect the U.S. mainland but some heavy surf and rip currents will be likely over much of the eastern seaboard next week, due to the hurricane.

The other area of interest is emerging into the Bay of Campeche off the east coast of Mexico. While the system has a relatively low chance of development, it is expected to bring some rain to the central Gulf Coast (including southern Louisiana that’s still recovering from Ida) later this week. Models are indicating that this system, however it may develop, does not appear to be impactful to our region.

So, besides some spotty showers Sunday and into Sunday night, maybe lingering into early Monday morning for some, much of the upcoming week looks nice. No washouts, no heavy rain. Maybe some spotty showers returning late Wednesday for a few hours, but that’s about all.

Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend!

Gary Boyer

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