Holding onto summer

The final unofficial weekend of summer stays hot.
Posted at 4:36 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 16:36:45-04

Just because summer unofficially comes to an end this weekend doesn't mean the forecast needs to change. There's still plenty of summer left to enjoy this Labor Day weekend. It'll be very warm and getting muggier with highs near 90 degrees the next two days. Just like today, isolated storms with heavy rain and gusty winds are possible late-day Sunday. We'll close out summer on a high note with more sunshine on Monday. The summery pattern will continue through mid-week with above-normal highs in the mid to upper 80s. The pattern will flip as a cold front approaches on Wednesday. The boundary will spark a few storms then usher in a cooler and less humid air mass. Highs will slip back closer to 80° with morning temperatures in the upper 50s later in the week.

Meanwhile in the tropics, Hurricane Dorian continues to strengthen into a dangerous storm. The track still presents some uncertainty. Over the last 24 hours there have been signs that Dorian will avoid a landfall in Florida, but instead hug the Treasure Coast before turning north. With this path the storm will be able to maintain most of its strength before making a possible in the Carolinas. Impacts will still be left in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas through the middle of the upcoming week.