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Humid and Warm for the Labor Day Weekend in the NE

August 29, 2013; 9:06 AM ET

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The video discusses our scenario for weather during the Labor Day Weekend. In much of the Northeast, it will be warm and humid with afternoon temperatures reaching the 80s (except perhaps along the Maine coast). The chance for thunderstorms is likely to increase during the course of the weekend, and the most active day may be Monday.

Through mid-morning, today has turned out to be overcast along the I95 corridor from Washington DC to Boston. With a flow from the east and northeast, there is no assurance it breaks today and spotty drizzle and a bit of rain can fall as well. Usually at this time of year, the clouds eventually thin out and allow some sunshine, but timing this is quite challenging.

This pressure analysis shows the flow from the ocean that contributes to the cloudiness. This does not always happen, When there is a fresh dry air mass from Canada that moves offshore and then heads back toward the coast, it can often be bright and sunny. However, when the air is nearly saturated to begin with, it doesn't take much additional moisture to create a solid overcast.

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Elliot Abrams
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