After a gloomy gray Tuesday the sun is out in spectacular style today. The coastal storm that didn't quite develop into a tropical depression is still close enough to produce rough surf and strong rip currents but far enough away that we are no longer under its shield of clouds. Instead we are in for mostly sunny skies this afternoon and a high in the upper 70s, which is just a couple degrees cooler than normal for late August.
More clear skies are expected tomorrow morning, but look for the clouds to return by noon ahead of a cold front moving southward from Canada. Before the front gets here we should warm to the lower 80s for the first time in a week. There won't be much moisture ahead of the front but we can't discount at least a slight chance of scattered afternoon showers tomorrow.
Cooler weather is in the cards for Friday. In fact, Friday morning's low in the city may dip into the 50s, something that hasn't happened since early June, and the afternoon high might only reach 70 degrees.
There is quite a bit of uncertainty in the Labor Day weekend forecast. Saturday may start out with a mix of sun and clouds but we are likely to see the remnants of Hurricane Harvey sometime that afternoon or evening. The storm will be pretty much worn out by the time it reaches us, we won't see anything close to a tropical deluge, but it could produce showers from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Both days will see highs in the 70s. Monday, though, is looking good with lots of sun and a high in the lower 80s.