We should see a fair amount of sunshine Thursday, and it will begin to turn less humid with a refreshing breeze this afternoon and high temperatures mostly in the middle 80s.

But, as we also were suggesting Wednesday, it appears the “Summer 2014: Better Late Than Never” tour will be headed to the East Coast during this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, especially on Sunday and Monday. Temperatures should return to the upper 80s and low 90s in several places on both of these days, and there will be a gradual increase in the humidity to go along with it. That will make for some great beach weather over the extended holiday weekend, which will make up for Thursday and Friday — because “Cristobal,” while located out in the Atlantic and still no threat to us, will be causing rough surf and strong rip currents during the next 36 hours.

The axis of a high pressure ridge Friday night and on Saturday will begin to slide off the Northeast and mid-Atlantic coasts. So, what will tend to be a rather dry and pristine air mass for late in August the next couple of days is going to change over time.

On Saturday, confidence is building now that while it may become a little warmer and more humid in the afternoon, no shower or thunderstorm should disrupt outdoor plans during the afternoon or evening. This may not necessarily be the case in cities like Washington, D.C. or Baltimore. However, for areas located farther north and east, that high pressure system will still fend off anything until probably late Saturday night or Sunday morning at the earliest.

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