Sunny skies, warm temps dominate Labor Day

Posted September 5, 2016 8:19 a.m. EDT
Updated September 5, 2016 1:32 p.m. EDT

— Sunshine, blue skies and pleasant temperatures greeted Triangle residents Monday, marking a great start to Labor Day and the work week.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said that although some streaky high clouds could move in this afternoon, sunny weather will dominate the unofficial end of summer.

The Durham Bulls will also wrap up their last home game of the regular season on Labor Day. The temperature is expected to be about 84 degrees when the first pitch is thrown out.

"It'll be gorgeous weather if you're headed to that," Moss said.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine pulled out of central and eastern North Carolina over the weekend, pushing the storm toward the northeast and leaving little impact on the Triangle area.

"Hermine continues to spin off the coast, but it is drifting very slowly to the north...there are Tropical Storm warnings up in the northeast," Moss said.

Even though Hermine has moved on from the North Carolina coast, Moss said beach-goers can still expect rough surf, large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents into Monday evening.

Temperatures on Labor Day will top out at about 86 degrees, but continue to warm up on Tuesday.

"Tomorrow will be a litter bit hotter, but the humidity will not be too bad," Moss said.

By Thursday, temperatures will peak in the mid 90s, about 10 degrees above normal, Moss said.