Following a surge of humidity and showers to end the week, dry and cooler air will push southward across the New York City area this weekend.
Humidity levels will drop Saturday into Sunday, while showers and spotty drenching storms shift to the south.
As the dry air takes hold, cloud cover will retreat to the south as well.
Sunday is shaping up to be the better half of the weekend for outdoor plans with more sunshine than clouds.
Baseball fans headed to watch the Yankees host the White Sox at Yankees Stadium Sunday afternoon will definitely want to wear sunscreen and take other sun protection measures.
Temperatures are forecast to remain below average through the weekend with highs most days in the 70s. Temperatures typically range from a low of 67 F to a high of 82 F.
During next week, there are signs of some warmer weather for a few days. Temperatures may climb well into the 80s.
AccuWeather meteorologists will also be monitoring the formation of Tropical Storm Cristobal in the southwestern Atlantic this weekend, which could kick up rough surf at the beaches next week.
Tropical activity usually ramps up late in August. September is typically the most active month in terms of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.
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.
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.