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Labor Day weekend weather looks to be picture-perfect

Celebrate this Labor Day with an instant replay weather weekend featuring temperatures 10 degrees above average and little chance of rain through Monday.

“The weather could not be better,” said Jon Hitchcock, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Expect partly to mostly sunny days with highs in the mid-80s and moderate humidity – unlike the previous stretch of hair-frizzing, skin-dampening heat, said the meteorologist.

“There’s a small chance of showers this afternoon in Chautauqua,” said Hitchcock, with haze clinging to the Southern Tier and Niagara Falls until late morning.

Friday night’s lows will be the in the mid-60s with fog forecast in the valleys of the Southern Tier.

Hitchcock forecast a carbon copy for Saturday, Sunday and Monday with high temperatures in the mid-80s and overnight lows settling in the upper 60s. Light winds throughout the weekend will make a smooth ride for power boaters and a slower go for sailors. Expect winds below 10 mph.

This will be quite a stretch, said Hitchcock. For this time of year the normal high is 76 and lows average 58 degrees.

A cooling trend will touch down toward the middle of the month lowering high daily temperatures to the more seasonal mid-60s. It will continue to be dry.