Warm and humid conditions will prevail in the New York City area through Labor Day. However, storms will come calling on a few occasions.
High temperatures will be in the 80s each day with nighttime lows in the upper 60s to the lower 70s.
While the extended holiday weekend started on a dry note, the weather is destined to turn more unsettled for Sunday and Labor Day in New York City.
Sunday and Monday will still have their rain-free intervals, but the heaviest thunderstorms these days will drop blinding and potentially flooding downpours.
The accompanying lightning will delay or force outdoor activities inside for a time.
Folks heading home from their Labor Day or late-summer ventures could encounter delays at the airports and on the expressways and interstate highways Monday/Monday night.
It will not be until a cool front swings through Tuesday afternoon or night, when humidity levels will be shaved and the risk of showers and thunderstorms diminishes.
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 South Carolina coast through the middle of the week.
A stormy weather pattern will prevail through September across much of southern South America.
While lulls in tropical activity in the Atlantic will continue, a rapid end to the hurricane season in September does not always occur during an El Niño.
Tropical Depression 14-E is several hundred miles southwest of Mexico and is expected to strengthen slowly into a tropical storm.
Heat will be erased by an autumnlike air mass across parts of northern Europe.
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.
Mecca, CA (1950)
126 degrees - highest ever for U.S. in Sept.