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Good evening! Clear and 64 degrees in Warren. Calm wind. The dew point is 59 degrees. 

It is a nice evening but it got late much too quickly. I wouldn’t complain about it and stay up later but I want to get an early start on the trip out to Presque Isle in case there are a lot of people at the park for the eclipse. I also want to get there early enough so I have several hours to enjoy the beaches and hike before leaving to head back to camp. I hate driving after dark and with the shorter days, I get to make sure I don’t stay too long. I will leave my campsite set up but locked down with security chains so I’m ready when I return in the evening. 

Tonight will have patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low of 61 degrees at 4am. Typical for tonight. Maximum dew point of 59 at 11pm. Light south wind. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies with more clouds in the early hours of the next day. It was sticky. It got down to 66 degrees. The record low of 42 occurred back in 1977.

Tonight will have a New Moon with 0% illuminated. Tomorrow is the solar eclipse. The Harvest Moon is on Tuesday, September 5th. The sun will rise at 6:30 am with the first light at 6:00 am, which is one minute and 2 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 10 hours and 23 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 34 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high of 80 degrees at 4pm. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 63 at 11am. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. It was somewhat humid. The high last year was 85 degrees. The record high of 98 was set in 1916.

Looking ahead, next weekend may be somewhat cool with 7 degrees below normal but otherwise sunny. Next Saturday, sunny, with a high near 71. Maximum dew point of 49 at 6pm. Next Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Maximum dew point of 54 at 8pm. Fall like weather here in the Allegheny mountains. Typical average high for the weekend is 79 degrees.

In four weeks on September 17 the sun will be setting at 7:20 pm, which is 46 minutes and 52 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 78 and 55 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 72 and 51 degrees. The record high of 89 degrees was set back in 1942.

Looking ahead, 7 PM Sunset is in 4 weeks, Average High is 60 is in 8 weeks, Daylight Savings Time Ends is in 11 weeks, Cold Moon is in 15 weeks, New Years Eve is in 19 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 40 months.