Breaking down the Labor Day Weekend

Good Friday, folks. We have made it to the end of August and the start of our much anticipated Labor Day Weekend. Weather-wise, things are still looking a little iffy from time to time with scattered storms flaring up.

These storms will be feeding on a very tropical air mass that will only get worse in the coming days. Here’s a breakdown of how the holiday weekend:

  • Today will feature scattered storms going up in the afternoon and evening. Just like Thursday, any storm that goes up will be capable of putting down enough rain to cause quick rises on area creeks and streams. Highs are generally in the middle 80s.
  • Saturday is another day that can feature scattered afternoon and evening storms developing. Nothing looks very widespread, but it just takes one shower to disrupt your outdoor plans. Just to be safe, I plan on taking the poncho to Kroger Field. Outside of any storms, the temps are deep into the 80s and it will feel even hotter.
  • More of the same is likely for Sunday and Labor Day as temps keep climbing. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90, with a heat index from 90-95. Scattered storms will flare up in the afternoon and evening.

The GFS is the most robust of all the models in terms of rainfall through Labor Day:

This increase in the steamy air is going to carry us through Labor Day and the first week of September. Daytime highs next week will range from the middle 80s to low 90s, with a heat index deep into the 90s on several days.

I have you all set to track whatever storms go up on this Friday:

Have a great day and take care.

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