Justin’s Thursday Night Forecast Discussion:
Isaac has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression but is still dumping plenty of rain in the Mid-South. It’ll affect weather for a good swath of the Midwest this weekend. For details on where Isaac is headed over the weekend, here is the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center: ISAAC
Overnight, we’ll stay mostly clear with maybe an hour or two of clouds in the valley and basin early Thursday. Lows starting the day nice and cool in the mid to upper 40s. But we’ll rise fast into the 70s by lunchtime, settling in around 80 for Friday’s high. High school football games should be under starry, clear skies and nice and cool.
For 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. Saturday’s Duck game with a 7:30pm kickoff should be clear and around 70 with temps falling into the low 60s by the second half.
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. Both long range models are showing a big ridge over the Northwest which would push our highs back into the mid and maybe upper 80s by next Thursday and Friday. We may not be done with summer just yet …
Have a great Friday!
Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
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