Gorgeous weather for the rest of Labor Day weekend; Irma's path uncertain
Posted September 2
Raleigh, N.C. — Good news for Labor Day weekend plans -- any rain seen in the area on Saturday is on its way out, according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.
Wilmoth said a repeat of Friday's widespread and intense activity, which affected the Triangle and brought golf ball-size hail to Sanford, Angier, Willow Springs and Fuquay-Varina, is not likely.
"Saturday overnight will be beautiful. Temperatures will be nice with somewhat cloudy skies," Wilmoth said. "You could see a bit of fog early Sunday morning, but Sunday's weather is going to be fantastic. Temperatures will be in the 80s and the humidity will be down."
"Looking ahead to Labor day, gorgeous weather continues."
Sunday's temperatures will be perfect for time outside. Monday will be a high of 87 degrees, and lots of sunshine.
Wilmoth said there will not be a chance of storms until Wednesday or Thursday, when a potential front could move in to the area.
Tracking Hurricane Irma
In the peak of hurricane season, meteorologists are continuing to monitor Hurricane Irma just days after Hurricane Harvey's devastating landfall. Irma is a Category 2 storm that is currently centered far off the coast, moving slightly west toward the states.
"This is a storm we need to watch closely for the next week to see where it will end up," said WRAL meteorologi Mike Moss. "If Irma's effects are felt in the state, it will be in about five days."
"The path is still uncertain," said Moss. "Some models show it heading to south Florida, others show it heading to the north and towards our coast. Hopefully, the storm will track farther north instead, turning up into the Atlantic."
"There are two different weather models -- the European, and the American weather models," Wilmoth said. "There's a difference on if it could hit our area or not."