You gotta take the bad with the good, I was always told. Get through the tunnel and into the light...that sort of thing.

Such is the case with the weather for the tri-state this week. I am anxiously awaiting a very pleasant, early-fall-like Labor Day weekend with high temperatures expected to be in the upper 70s or low 80s. Just look at that:

But to get there, we're going to have to trudge through a LOT of rain.

National Weather Service

According to the National Weather Service, "rainfall rates in thunderstorms could exceed 1 inch in 30 minutes." And they go on to say that the rates could be more important than the totals. That IS a lot of rain for a half hour.

A strong cold front is expected to move in Thursday evening which will lead to cooler temperatures and, most importantly, much lower humidity.

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