Justin’s Friday Night Forecast Discussion:
Isaac has been downgraded again to a remnant low which for parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley means a big rain spoiler for Labor Day plans. However, many areas across the Mississippi River Basin desperately need the rainfall. The clean up continues across the Deep South as well as flood waters are slowly cresting and receding.
Overnight, we’ll stay mostly clear under a Blue Moon (second full moon in the month) with maybe an hour or two of clouds in the valley and basin early Saturday. Once again temps will start nice and cool in the mid to upper 40s. Sunny skies are expected and around 80 for tailgating at Autzen. 7:30pm kickoff should be clear and around 70 with temps falling into the low 60s by the second half.
For the rest of the Labor Day weekend, high pressure once again regains control and we’ll be sunny basically from sunrise to sunset and I’m expecting highs to hold around 80 to low 80s inland, mid 60s along the coast.
Early next week will stay mild in the upper 70s, but early indications are a good warm up coming for the first full week of September. A stronger ridge of high pressure pushes the jet stream back into Western Cananda, which will allow the warm desert SW air to invade midweek. Fans of summer will like Wed/Thu/Fri as I’m expecting highs back into the mid and upper 80s.
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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