Pinpoint Weather: Sunny and less humid as the dry out from Ida’s remnants begins

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Ida’s remnants are well out of the area which will allow us to dry out for the next several days.

Before we check the forecast, let’s review the tornadoes that were confirmed by the National Weather Service.

They confirm two tornadoes from Wednesday night – both were EF-1’s and only tracked short distances but did produce winds between 90-95 mph.

Now, onto the forecast…

Thursday’s weather will be absolutely spectacular for early-September with highs in the 70s in the mountains and into the lower 80s further east.

Any morning fog will burn off early to give us lots of sunshine for the afternoon. Humidity levels will be much lower as well.

Heading into Thursday night, temperatures will actually drop into the 40s in the mountains (yes, you read that right) and into the 50s elsewhere.

Friday’s weather will be very comparable to Thursdays with Mostly Sunny skies across the region. Highs will return to the 70s in the mountains and into the lower 80s east of the Blue Ridge.

As we start the weekend on Saturday, we’ll notice a few more clouds in the area – especially as we progress through the afternoon. Temperatures will also be slightly milder in the upper 70s to near 80 in the mountains and closer to the mid-80s elsewhere.

On Sunday, we’ll see our next chance for rain. Right now, it’s not looking significant as just some passing showers are forecast through the day with highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the lower-and-middle 80s further east.

There could be a few storms possible on Monday (Labor Day) as temperatures start to climb a bit.

Those warmer temperatures will continue building slightly into the middle part of next week.

Besides Ida’s remnants which will emerge back into the Atlantic later today, we continue watching Hurricane Larry off the coast of Africa. Larry officially was upgraded from a Tropical Storm at the 5 a.m. advisory. The storm will slowly push toward the northwest and should remain in the open waters of the Atlantic for the foreseeable future.

So, enjoy the beautiful almost fall-like weather for the next few days. With the abundant sunshine, remember to use sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for long periods of time!

Gary Boyer
Meteorologist

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