The partly cloudy and hot conditions over the weekend will continue into Labor Day, but an early season cold front will bring relief by Wednesday.
For Labor Day, expect partly cloudy skies through much of the day. We have seen a few short lived rain showers develop this weekend, and we will carry a 10% rain chance into Monday, which is to say most areas will stay dry. Outdoor plans may not be impacted by rain, but it will be hot/humid with highs int he low 90s.
(Labor Day forecast highs):
A cold front will move into the ArkLaTex on Tuesday. A broken line of thunderstorms may develop along the front bringing rain likely during the afternoon, but more likely late Tuesday evening into Tuesday night. At this time no severe weather is expected, but storms may bring frequent thunder and lightning. Rain fall accumulations are expected to be less than an inch in most areas, which will help areas trying to dry out from Harvey’s recent heavy rains.
Behind the front a prolonged cool down is expected. Highs Wednesday through next weekend will range from the upper 70s to the mid 80s, with dewpoint temps dropping from the 70s into the 50s. This will eliminate our high humidity and allow overnight lows to dip into teh 50s late this weekend and into early next weekend.
Hurricane Irma update:
Forecast models today don’t turn Irma to the northwest until next weekend. This has resulted in a track that puts in more on track make landfall somewhere along the east coast late next weekend. As of now a Gulf landfall is not forecast, but due to the more southerly track indicated this week, it’s still not out of the question. We’ll of course continue to keep you updated on air and online.