Rain is returning to Boston for the second half of the week, but there is hope for a dry second half of the weekend.
During the day Thursday, rain will enhance over northern New England with spotty showers around eastern Massachusetts.
During Friday into Friday night, there is the potential for drenching downpours and locally strong thunderstorms as a front begins to push in from the Midwest. There is a risk of travel disruptions and flash flooding during this period.
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As long as the system keeps moving forward, the period from Saturday afternoon through Monday will be dry. Plenty of sunshine is in the offing for Father's Day.
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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.
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.
Tropical Depression 14-E is several hundred miles southwest of Mexico and is expected to strengthen slowly into a tropical storm.
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.
East Coast (1775)