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Weather: Set Fair for Labor Day


Set Fair for Labor Day

By Gerard Roe
Staff meteorologist

A chance of rain continues into early Friday morning ahead of the cold front trundling towards the coast. The front will pass overhead mid-morning, bringing cooler and drier air in behind it, and the blustery wind will shift to northwesterly. The lower humidity of the colder air mass will save us from rain as a small low pressure trough zips through behind the front. It will, however, muster some clouds, keeping temperatures supressed during the day. Friday night will see the sky clearing and temperatures drop into the 50s (1016C). On into the Labor Day weekend a large high pressure ridge building over most of the country sets a fine backdrop for the last weekend of summer. The main spoilers to a clear weather pattern across the country are the possibilities of a few afternoon thunderstorms in the west and the remnants of tropical storm Jerry in southwestern Florida. Showers are also predicted for the Pacific northwest.

Today: Chance of showers early, then partly sunny. Brisk winds of 20 mph (32 kph) from the southwest early then changing to northwesterly. High 80F (27C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Winds diminishing. Low 57F (14C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny. North wind. High 74F (23C). Low 54F (12C).

Sunday: Sunny. High 73F (23C). Low 54F (12C).