The long Labor Day weekend marks the traditional end summer vacation season, so make the most of it. Whether you’re taking a trip or having a backyard barbecue, weather is key.
Here's the latest summary of our national forecast
Recent above normal temperatures and humid weather in the U.S. Northeast will take a break for the early part of the weekend when more seasonable temperatures prevail, but by the end of the weekend above-normal temps are forecast to make a return and last through midweek.
Scattered rain showers are possible across much of the eastern half of the country, while dry conditions that have fueled ongoing wildfires will persist in the West.
The greatest chances for rainfall exist in the Midwest, where heavy rain this weekend — coupled with recent rainfall in the region — could result in flash flood development for parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Illinois. Wet weather is also likely for states along the Gulf Coast.
As the weekend draws to a close, the northern Rockies begin to cool, while temperatures in the Southern California desert and Arizona will continue to soar into next week.
Stay cool, stay safe
- Even though meteorological summer has come to an end, high heat will persist for parts of the U.S., so stay healthy with these heat safety tips. (Could you spot the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke?)
- Beachgoers are reminded to check for the threat of rip currents at Great Lakes, Gulf Coast and Mid-Atlantic beaches before entering the water.
- Find your local forecast any time, anywhere, with just a Zip Code at weather.gov, mobile.weather.gov and noaa.gov on your phone or tablet.
We wish you all a fun and relaxing Labor Day!