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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Forecast: Summer makes somewhat of a comeback

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An OK day, I guess? More humid, but 80s compared to warmer with greater shower chances this weekend.
 
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EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Isolated a.m. shower? Partly sunny. Low-to-mid 80s. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly sunny. 20-30% of mainly p.m. showers/t’showers. Upper 80s to low 90s. Sunday: Partly sunny. Increasing chance of showers/storms. Upper 80s to low 90s. | A Look Ahead | BeachCast | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

FORECAST IN DETAIL

We crescendo from highs in the 80s today toward or into the 90s on Saturday and Sunday. A cold front brings a generally increasing chance of showers and storms heading through the holiday weekend, but we can still fit in some time at the pool and a bbq or two. We do look set for a string of seriously nice days with highs in the 70s after the holiday, though that could change if the tropical system currently in the Gulf of Mexico spreads some clouds and moisture our way.

Today (Friday): Summer makes somewhat of a comeback today in the form of moderate humidity, despite yesterday’s start of meteorological fall. Temperatures, on the other hand, are still in check, with highs ranging in the low-to-mid 80s under partly sunny skies and the chance of an isolated shower in the early-to-mid morning. Light winds should stay out of the south/southeast, around 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High

Tonight: If you’re thinking dinner outdoors, I think you’ll like early-evening temperatures near 80, heading down through the 70s after sunset. Mostly clear skies and light winds accompany somewhat acceptable (comfortable?) lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

Keep reading for the forecast through the holiday weekend...

Tomorrow (Saturday): Ahead of a cold front slowly approaching the area, a few mainly afternoon or evening showers and thundershowers may try to break out ahead of it (20-30% chance ). Before then, that muggy feeling increases a bit more over Friday as partly sunny skies help highs hit the upper 80s to--ack--low 90s. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Clouds may ebb and flow, but should decrease more definitively later in the evening or overnight. Lows by sunrise should drop to the upper 60s to (sorry, downtown) low 70s . Confidence: Medium-High

Sunday: Skies should stay partly to mostly sunny until any showers and storms pop. It’s a sliding scale of rain risk as the day wears on: 20-30% chance in the morning, around 40% in the afternoon, and near 60-70% come evening. Stick with us in case a few storms turn severe. Hot, somewhat tropical highs top out in the upper 80s to low 90s. Shower/storm chances continue around 60-70% overnight with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Labor Day could feature a couple different periods of showers and storms with a cold front in the vicinity. We’ll see if we can nail down the timing of any rain a bit better as we get closer. Overall chance you’ll get rained on at some point is about 50% with partly sunny skies and highs in the 80s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Tuesday, of course, looks like a gem when we have to head back to work. Grr. Partly to mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s! One caveat is if the tropical system currently in the Gulf of Mexico tries to throw more in the way of clouds our direction. Confidence:Low-Medium

BEACHCAST

We’ve definitely had worse Labor Day beach weekends. Almost anywhere from North Carolina up through southern New Jersey should have mostly sunny and mainly dry weather until shower/storm chances pop up from around mid-afternoon Sunday through Monday. Highs are mostly uniform along the coast, from near 80 to the mid-80s, with lows in the mid-60s tonight and the upper 60s to mid-70s Saturday night and Sunday night. Try to enjoy!

By Camden Walker  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

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