This morning started with a bang…downpours and thunderstorms marched through leaving behind some pockets of street flooding and 1-2 inches of rain for some. A renewed line developed this evening along the coldfront but it wasn’t as fierce as the first round earlier today. Behind this evening’s action the air will become early Autumn-like with highs in the 70s and a crispness in the morning and tomorrow evening especially.
Ridging and East Coast mid-level height rises will take care of the Autumn feel as temps will once again soar for the second half of the week. Highs will be in the mid 80s on Thursday with bright sunshine and achieve the 90s on Friday out ahead of a coldfront. Luckily with the heat in place we won’t experience extremely high levels of humidity as westerly winds should negate a surge of moisture from the south. This also bodes well for a thunderstorm threat late in the day…the lack of low-level moisture should keep and showers or storms to a minimum and so we aren’t looking at a widespread outbreak.
Looking ahead to Labor Day weekend, I’m seeing three very nice days…the heat will be gone and so will any humidity. High temps will range from the lower 80s inland to the 70s at the coast with seabreezes. Sunshine will also be ample through the weekend with some clouds advancing in on Monday. There is a small chance that the remnants of Isaac get to New England by late day Monday but more likely that they reach us on Tuesday.