Good morning, and Happy Labor Day! Unfortunately for those of you planning picnics or barbeques, the weather may require you to use the indoor backup plan. We've already seen some wet weather out there this morning, and more is headed our way for the afternoon and early evening.
Clouds are filtering in as I write this, and that gloomy, gray picture will stay with us through the day. The remnants of tropical cyclone Isaac are moving eastward, and will keep us very muggy and unsettled - not just today, but through mid-week.
The tropical moisture will keep the chance of rain and t-storms high in our area. The "prime-time" for rain and storms will be the PM hours (mainly noon until 8 PM). We'll begin to see more widespread rain by lunchtime, and the scattered rain and t-storms will stick around through the mid and late-afternoon and into the evening. While it won't be raining everywhere/at all times, even when it's dry it will be muggy and gloomy.
The greatest storm threat will be heavy rainfall, which could lead to some localized/isolated water problems. Keep that flash flood threat in mind if you live in a flood-prone area, or if you notice several rounds of heavy rain moving over your place. There's also a SMALL chance for a strong or severe storm, that could produce some gusty winds. Of course, with Isaac's remnant circulation pushing east, there is also a chance for an brief, weak tornado. That threat is VERY SLIM though.
The unsettled, muggy weather sticks with us through mid-week... so keep the umbrellas on hand as you head back to work and school on Tuesday.