Those planning on celebrating Labor Day outside today might be scared away by the clouds but, according to the National Weather Service in State College, it should be a good day for outdoor activities.
"(It will be) almost exactly like (Sunday). Showers are going to be nearby but with only a chance," said meteorologist Mike Dangelo.
Dangelo said there's about a 50-percent chance of showers today with temperatures hitting a high in the mid 70s.
And, he said, although it may look like showers are imminent, "It's not going to hit them."
Despite the clouds, and maybe a sprinkle of rain, Dangelo said it will be a good day for a holiday picnic.
"(People) should probably expect a comfortable day - a little muggy. If they plan on having a picnic, it should be a good day. No need to cancel anything," he said.
Dangelo added that Tuesday is the day the area should be on the lookout for raindrops, as it has a much higher chance of showers. There also is a chance of rain Wednesday, with the weather drying up late in the week.
"It looks like it will be drier at the end of the week," he said, and the temperatures will be a little cooler.
He said the area usually sees a little more rain during this time of year. Rainfall this summer is about 5 inches below normal levels for the year, although Dangelo expects it to make up the loss as the year goes on.
Dangelo said August saw about 3 inches of rainfall, which was "really close to normal."
"It was really hot in July, but August (was) normal," he said.
Dangelo said there hasn't been any drought warnings in the area, which tells him there is not any reason to worry about a few inches less of rain.
"You can catch up in a month or two. I don't think it's affecting much," he said.