Cool, autumn-like weather in local forecast

It will feel more like fall than summer as the calendar shifts into September to usher in the Labor Day weekend.

Temperatures will be below normal over the next few days with a good chance of rain at least through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

The expected raindrops can be blamed on the remnants of Hurricane Harvey, which pummeled Texas during the past week, leading to record-breaking rainfall and resulting in damaging flooding.

Forecaster Kevin Fitzgerald said while the effects of that storm will weaken, a second area of low pressure developing on the East Coast could bring a bit more rain Sunday.

Travelers heading out on the roads this weekend shouldn’t expect to encounter any kind of severe weather.

The Wolf administration encourages the public to visit the “Historic Holiday Traffic” page at www.511PA.com so they can plan optimal travel times on major roadways across the state for the Labor Day holiday.

The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 66 degrees. Overnight, some rain could develop.

Saturday will be cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible. It will remain cool with a high of 65.

The chance of rain Sunday will be at 50 percent once again. However, any rainfall is expected to occur before 2 p.m. The high will be 75.

Summer will return to the area on Labor Day with mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s.

It will remain warm Tuesday with a high of 82, but with a 30 percent chance of showers.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers Wednesday and a high of 73.

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