Forecast: Dry Weather Starts The Weekend, Wet Weather Ends It


With the eastern sun shining through the downtown Portland office window, it's fairly hard to read what's on the computer screen: "Showers likely, mainly after noon". Warm and dry weather holds for Monday with highs near 90.

It will be very warm and humid after Nate passes the area. Afternoon readings will run warm again, close to 80 degrees around Charlotte. Low temperatures Saturday morning should be in the middle 60s. The record high in Allentown is 87° and in Reading it is 86°. Forecast lows are in the lower to mid 70s with highs in the upper 80s, and rain coverage at around 40%.

Monday will be cloudy with a chance of showers and a few thunderstorms. Shower or Storm Possible. The day's record high in Burlington is 77°, our forecast high is 80°. Expected rain totals of around 0.25 inches around the city, with higher totals west of the area. Because of Nate's fast forward speed, it is not expected to be the historic rainfall producer that Harvey was. However, Nate will bring hurricane force winds and heavy rain to portions of the Gulf Coast through the second half of the weekend.

Much needed rain will roll into town later this evening and tonight as the remnants of Hurricane Nate teams up with a stalled out front across the state. We'll just have an increase in moisture courtesy of that south wind, and some upper level energy could help trigger some scattered showers for our Sunday afternoon plans (see graphic below). Rain showers are anticipated out ahead of the cold front, with the front passing through mid to late week.

Hey! Overall, it's going to be a pretty nice day with partly sunny skies and dry weather. High: 88. Tuesday-Wednesday: Variably Cloudy.

Saturday: The start to your fall break will see partly cloudy skies with a high above 84. Temperatures should return closer to seasonable levels later in the week, yet still remain at least a few degrees warmer than normal.