Near-record high temperatures are expected through the holiday weekend.
Skies will be mostly sunny Friday with a high of 94 across the metro-east, according to the National Weather Service. That’s two degrees cooler than the record high temperature for Sept. 4, 96, set in 1999.
The mercury will drop to 70 Friday night when skies will be mostly clear.
The high will be 93 on Saturday when skies will be sunny and a 5 mph breeze will blow from the south. That’s four degrees short of the record high for Sept. 5 set in 1990, 97.
It will be mostly clear with a low of 70 Saturday night.
On Sunday, the high will be 94 under sunny skies. That’s six degrees short of the record of 99 set on Sept. 6, 1990.
The temperature will drop to 71 Sunday night when a few clouds will move into the area.
On the Labor Day holiday Monday there is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day and into the evening. The high temperature will be 90 and the low will be 72.
Temperatures will start to cool off Tuesday with a high of 86 expected. The Wednesday high is expected to be 82 and on Thursday the high will be 80.