Metro USA (New York) - - News - JOHN BO­LARIS @weath­er­sav­ior

Af­ter this scorch­ing sum­mer, it’s my weather plea­sure to in­form you that a gor­geous Cana­dian air mass will de­scend upon the en­tire North­east just in time for your get­away La­bor Day fes­tiv­i­ties, as yet an­other sum­mer for the record books across much of the na­tion turns the page to­ward the au­tumn sea­son.

Record heat with un­prece­dented warmth glob­ally will be the case when the fi­nal anal­y­sis of this sum­mer is in. The pol­i­tics of global warm­ing might once again start to “heat up” as the pres­i­den­tial race (aka re­al­ity show) spins its fi­nale come this Novem­ber, with my pre­dic­tion of record-set­ting mud-sling­ing dom­i­nat­ing the head­lines.

And, yes, with the ar­rival of cooler air come this La­bor Day week­end so will thoughts of foot­ball. Patriot fans, I feel for you, as one of the worst de­ci­sions in the en­tire his­tory of the NFL was the sus­pen­sion of Mr. Foot­ball him­self, Thomas Ed­ward Pa­trick “Tom Brady Jr.,” for De­flate­gate, which has re­ally taken the wind/ air out of the first four weeks of foot­ball in Pa­tri­ot­land.

Any­way, this end­less sum­mer will con­tinue through the mid­week as tem­per­a­tures from Philly to NYC still flirt with the 90-de­gree mark. How­ever, by Thurs­day the coolest and dri­est pack­age of air will start to dive into the North­east with a cou­ple of scat­tered boomers on Thurs­day and then — plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a re­lief it is — golden sunshine and deep blue skies, com­bined with very lit­tle in the way of hu­mid­ity, will paint the at­mos­phere right through your en­tire hol­i­day week­end.

Keep­ing an eye on the trop­ics

Hur­ri­cane Gas­ton, which has been fluc­tu­at­ing be­tween trop­i­cal storm sta­tus and hur­ri­cane sta­tus, will make a strong North­east turn and any land masses will re­main out of harm’s way.

One dis­tur­bance off the Southeast coast could be­come a bit more or­ga­nized, but even if it does strengthen some, it will push west­ward across the Caroli­nas in the short term as a mi­nor sys­tem.

A trop­i­cal sys­tem near the Ba­hamas could de­velop into a trop­i­cal storm as it con­tin­ues to move into the Gulf of Mex­ico.

Long-range com­puter mod­els are in­di­cat­ing strong trop­i­cal de­vel­op­ment near the Lee­ward Is­lands by late this week.

Here’s the lo­cal fore­cast for the La­bor Day week­end:


Peo­ple swim in the ocean at Coney Is­land dur­ing a week of ideal sum­mer weather in New York City.

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