A storm responsible for drenching rain over part of the Central states this week will brush the Washington, D.C., area this weekend with nothing more than a bit of rain at times
While dry air will win the battle into Friday, the region will be on the edge of drenching rain over southern and central Virginia, and dry, sunny weather over New England this weekend.
With some cloud cover and spotty rain both days of the weekend will bring cooler-than-average air by day and seasonable conditions at night. Typical highs this time of the year are around 87 F, with lows near 70 F.
When the sun and moon are visible this weekend, they may seem hazy at times. The haze will not likely be from high humidity. Smoke from fires thousands of miles away in northern Canada can drift over head on occasion.
Cool air will stick around the Northeast into next week.
Warmer weather relative to normal is forecast for the second half of August.
Unsettled weather for the extended Labor Day weekend will be across the Southeast, Upper Midwest, northern Rockies and the Four Corners.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the Georgia coast through the middle of the week.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
The calendar may have flipped to September but summer is not going anywhere just yet across the Northeast.
Tropical Depression 14-E developed several hundred miles southwest of Mexico on Monday and is expected to strengthen as it moves northward through the middle of the week.
Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.
East Coast (1775)
Matecumbe Key, FL (1935)
Labor Day Hurricane hit Florida. Pressure at Matecumbe Key dipped to 26.35"/892.3 mb. Most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with 200-mph wind. Tide of 15 feet; 408 dead.