Jennifer Edwards Baker reports:
The Labor Day holiday weekend forecast calls for steamy and stormy weather .
High temperatures will hover in the low 90s and upper 80s today through Sunday with heat index a few degrees hotter, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Expect plenty of sun today with a high of 91 degrees. We could see areas of patchy, dense fog before 10 a.m. Fog already is building with three-quarters of a mile visibility at Lunken Airport.
The overnight low will be warm at 71.
We have a 60 percent chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms anytime after 4 a.m. Saturday as a low pressure system moves across our region from the southwest to the northeast, said meteorologist Andy Hatzos.
The high temperature will reach 90 degrees with an overnight low of 72.
Sunday will bring a mix of sun and storms as September begins and thousands converge along the Ohio River in both Ohio and Kentucky for the annual end-of-summer Riverfest celebration and fireworks.
There is a 30 percent chance for rain between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny with a high of 87.
The likelihood of rain will increase to 60 percent after 2 am. Monday as a cold front rolls in from the northwest, bringing cooler and drier air, Hatzos said. It will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature around 70.
The rain could linger through to 2 p.m. as Labor Day picnics and events unfold. After, it should be partly sunny with a high reaching 84, about normal for this time of year.
Our region will slip below average daytime and nighttime temperatures the rest of the week as we enter a stretch of dry, pleasant weather. Daytime highs only make it up to the mid-70s with overnight lows fall into the 50s.