Akron residents should plan on and prepare for an unwelcome guest at their early Labor Day weekend picnics.

Remnants of Hurricane Harvey are expected to reach Ohio by Saturday and into Sunday.

Any heavier rains will likely fall in southern Ohio. Locally, pesky showers will be in the air Saturday into Sunday.

The National Weather Service says Akron and points south are more likely than Cleveland and the Lake Erie shoreline to see some rain showers from the remnants of the record-breaking storm that wreaked havoc on Texas.

“The remnants of Harvey will be moving northeast into the Ohio Valley with an abundance of tropical moisture,” the weather service says. “Rain chances will spread farther north into central and perhaps portions of northern Ohio by Friday evening into the overnight hours but still staying south of the lake.”

Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 70s Saturday afternoon.

Things are expected to dry out by Sunday afternoon with highs in the upper 70s.

AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski said Harvey’s expected path northward takes it just south of the Ohio River over the weekend.

Since it will pick up speed as it makes its way northward, Kottlowski said, just an inch or two of rain is possible in extreme southern Ohio, unlike the record rain that fell in Houston as the storm essentially stalled in the Gulf of Mexico.

As of Wednesday, forecasters said Labor Day in Akron would be mostly sunny with a high of 81.

Craig Webb can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com or 330-996-3547.