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Labor Day weekend: Summertime heat, stormy weather

Posted August 31, 2012
Updated May 27, 2015

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— Labor Day weekend won't break any weather records, but it will certainly be hot on Friday and Saturday with temperatures in the mid 90s. The sunny skies and heat will be replaced with wetter, cooler weather on Sunday and Monday.

"It’s going to feel like summertime both today and tomorrow," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. "We haven't seen a high in the 90s since Aug. 17, so it has been a little while since the temperatures have been on the uncomfortable side."

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Friday will be partly cloudy and hot with an expected high of 93 degrees, followed by a warm evening in the 70s – perfect for area high school football games.

Isolated showers or storms are possible Friday and Saturday, but not likely. The best chance for rain starts Sunday afternoon and continues into Monday and possibly Tuesday, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac.

"We’re still talking about Isaac," Wilmoth said. "It could bring us some rain for the end of the holiday weekend. Not the best of news, but the first half of the holiday weekend we should be OK."

Sunday "could be fairly wet," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.

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Saturday will reach 94 degrees before dipping to 88 on Sunday and 86 on Monday. The 90s are expected to return next Wednesday and Thursday with a high of 91.


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  • goner Aug 31, 2012

    "There is the sky above my house, the sky above your house, and the sky that is above raleigh, the sky above durham, the sky above chapel hill…there are a lot of skies."
    Odd thing though; it's all the same sky. Look at a picture of the world from space. One atmosphere. One sky. For some reason though, I keep hearing people talk about "skies". Even Freddy Mercury got it wrong. Poor guy.

  • fishon Aug 31, 2012

    Just how many "skies" are there out there? I try to count but never can seem to get past "one".
    hdinf

    Not sure, but where the deer and the antelope play the skies are not cloudy all day.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Aug 31, 2012

    Be safe for whatever you do.

  • Lone Voice in the Wilderness Aug 31, 2012

    There is the sky above my house, the sky above your house, and the sky that is above raleigh, the sky above durham, the sky above chapel hill…there are a lot of skies.

  • goner Aug 31, 2012

    Will someone please, PLEASE clarify for me... Just how many "skies" are there out there? I try to count but never can seem to get past "one".

  • Uhavenoclu Aug 31, 2012

    It sure is nice we can honor all the workers in other countries that have taken all our jobs on Labor day.Shows how nice the American dream is for non Americans.