Saturday Weather Discussion: Tranquil Labor Day Weekend expected...

Good Saturday to everyone across the Western North Carolina Foothills and Western Piedmont. The last unofficial weekend of summer is here.

After going through an active Friday afternoon and evening your Labor Day Weekend is going to feature a lot calmer weather regime. Today is going to feature a mixture of sun and clouds depending on your exact location. The flow on the back side of former Hurricane Harvey is pushing drier into the region. We also had a backdoor front to help assist in that same matter. With the sun re-appearing your Saturday high’s will top out in the 70’s to low 80’s with variably cloudy skies.

Those cloudy skies will begin to clear as we head into tonight, it will allow temperatures to drop off overnight with low 60’s expected on average by first thing Sunday morning.

Both Sunday and Labor Day should be really nice as we will have mostly sunny conditions with afternoon high’s in the 80’s and night time lows in the 60’s.

By the time we get to Tuesday and Wednesday a huge trough will begin to develop across the Mississippi River Valley, that will help scoop up moisture back into the region once again. Tuesday should remain dry for the most part, by Wednesday we should see a return to scattered showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts will be modest with this next event, anywhere from about a ½ inch to 1 inch QPF.

Once we arrive to this timeframe a lot more will be known about the fate of Hurricane Irma. We will have more on Irma in a later post.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!



Daniel Crawley

Foothills Weather Network