Rainy start to Labor Day Weekend in store for the midstate

Lester Mason
September 1, 2017

Auburn, Faulkner, Huntingdon, ASU and Tuskegee are all playing games in central Alabama, and the weather looks nice for all of those games. Harvey will continue to weaken however, moisture will still be around as the low pressure system moves northeastward toward Kentucky over the next few days.

The weather for the Labor Day holiday weekend will be mixed across the northern Finger Lakes as a pair of fronts and the remains of Harvey brush by the region.

For Friday, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 69. Rain will become more likely late Saturday into early Monday. Drier air sweeps into the state by Friday afternoon, the sun will come out in most places and temperatures will warm into the mid 80s with lower humidity.

Harvey dumped almost 52 inches of rain on Houston as of Tuesday and broke the all-time contiguous US rainfall record from a tropical storm or hurricane, as reported by USA Today.

We could use a good soaking.

Labor Day is attractive and will make for a lovely beach day. The high will be 80, after a morning low of 68.

We are also watching a new low developing off the coast of Africa with the 50% chance of development over the next five days. Stay tuned to latest forecasts on Irma.

MAJOR HURRICANE IRMA: At 500 AM AST, the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 18.2 North, longitude 36.5 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 miles per hour.


You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom. A dry wind means elevated fire danger.

Saturday: Mainly sunny after a chilly start.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Mostly fair for the high school games tonight with temperatures falling through the 70s.

Sunday: Cloudy with a period of showers or steady rain for the first part of the day. Temperatures Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 60s with mid 70s on Monday.

Rain chances will be at 40% for Sunday and for Labor Day Monday.

Tuesday: Sunny and warm.

The high will be around 85.

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