Get out those barbecue grills, coolers and tents; the Labor Day weekend is about to get under way.

Get out those barbecue grills, coolers and tents. The Labor Day weekend is about to get under way.

A high of 92 is predicted in Medford today, with temperatures falling to the 80s around the region over the weekend and little chance of a return of earlier thunderstorms.

Activities are planned around the region today, Saturday and Sunday. Government offices, banks and some others will be closed to observe the holiday on Monday.

State officials earlier had issued a health advisory saying that water at Harris Beach State Park was contaminated with fecal bacteria and was unsafe for wading. They lifted that advisory on Thursday.