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Labor Day Weekend Weather Outlook

UPDATED 9 AM EDT, September 2, 2012

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, John Bateman

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The remnants of Isaac will slowly crawl towards the East Coast spoiling outdoor plans along its journey this weekend. Just the opposite will hold true in the West; a showery start will turn out sunny and pleasant by the end to the Labor Day holiday.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Bryan Karrick has the latest in this exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.


Isaac`s remnants will continue to "only" slowly fade while spreading deeper into the Ohio Valley. Several more inches of rain will be on the weather docket for Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Louisville, creating flooding conditions. Some of the moisture will stream to the East Coast, bringing the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms from New York to Georgia. Highs will generally be in the 80s across the East, with a few 90s where the sun peeks out.

West of the Mississippi, high pressure will generally reign, only interrupted by a pesky cold front draped from Minnesota to Arizona. Along the cold front, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms can be expected. Otherwise, Sunday`s weather will be filled with sunshine. The early-September heat will be on across the Plains, as temperatures could reach the triple-digits as far north as the Dakotas. Cooler 70s and 80s will be found west of the Rockies, except for 100-plus readings in the Desert Southwest.

Labor Day:

Once again, Isaac`s remnants will be the story on Monday, as its moisture unleashes a few more showers and thunderstorms across the eastern half of the U.S. A few holiday barbeques could be in jeopardy across the East, as heavy rain drifts across the Appalachians and into the Mid-Atlantic. The dreary holiday weekend will continue across the Ohio Valley as well, with more rain and thunderstorms pounding Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Where there`s a few peeks of sunshine, temperatures will be pushed into the 80s region-wide, cloudier areas will be stuck in the upper 70s.

The spots to be will be across the western half of the U.S. on Labor Day. High pressure will control the weather from the Plains to the West Coast, leading to plenty of sunshine. A dip in the pool or lake may be needed to cool off in the Plains, where the mercury will rise into the 80s, 90s and triple-digits. Highs will reach the 70s and lower 80s in the West, except for the San Joaquin Valley and Desert Southwest, which will be home to triple-digit heat.

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