Chance of more rain, then increasing sun on Monday

Weather

It’s a gloomy finish to Sunday with light afternoon showers which didn’t impede the Yankees game. But there will be increasing sunshine Monday as they take on the Blue Jays at 1:05pm. In the meantime, scattered showers are expected Sunday evening before clearing out overnight. 

If you have any outdoor plans for Labor Day, you are in luck. Highs are slated to top out in the low upper 70s, low 80s across the region. 

As far as flooding goes, the Passaic River is continuing to recede, but there’s still a concern. The flood warning will remain in effect. Communities, including Paterson, Chatham, Little Falls, Pine Brook, Singac, Wayne, and Bridgewater, are expected to get below flood stage by Wednesday. 

Fortunately, there is plenty of sunshine expected for the next couple of days. However, we are tracking more showers and storms slated to arrive Wednesday into Thursday. The timing is still being worked out. But plan for wet weather to get under way later in the day.

There is a potential for strong storms with the greatest chance north and west of the city. Keep in mind the ground is still saturated with record rainfall from Ida, so we are keeping a close eye on the flooding situation. 

Dry weather returns Thursday with highs in the upper 70s. As far as the weekend goes, expect sunshine and highs near 80 on 9/11.

Tracking the Tropics

Larry is still a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. It’s moving northwest at 13 mph.  There’s strong confidence that the storm will remain out to sea. However, the category 3 hurricane is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds, and coastal flooding to Bermuda with the track staying east of the island.

Although Larry isn’t expected to hit the mainland, beaches will likely be affected with large swells and dangerous rip currents.

We are also closely watching another area of showers and storms over the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s expected to move north over the Gulf, which could spell more trouble for areas recovering from Ida. If this storm continues to develop, it will likely become Mindy.

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