Southeasterly winds will bring higher humidity over the next several days, and an increase in rain chances. After a dry Labor Day, things will start to feel a bit more uncomfortable. As dew points reach the mid 70s, the heat index values will start to approach 100 degrees again. A few afternoon storms are possible today, but as a cold front gets closer to the region, the chances for rain will get higher. Unfortunately the front will remain to the west, and we won't get to see any early season cooling.
Toward the end of the week, we can expect on and off afternoon showers and storms. Temperatures in the low 90s with heat index values near 100. Later toward the weekend, expect more summer weather. Next week appears to be more unsettled with rain chances in the 60% range.
Tropical weather remains active. But nothing is threatening the area. Tropical Storm Paulette is still expected to remain a tropical storm over the central Atlantic, while Rene could become a hurricane.