It was bound to happen, America. Summer is coming to a close. But not before we get one more celebration in to hold onto the dog days of summer.
Millions of people will be hitting the roads and taking to the skies to celebrate Labor Day. But for millions of Americans, scorching temperatures and the risk of rain and thunderstorms could dampen those last cookouts, clambakes and afternoons at the beach.
Here’s a closer look at the Labor Day holiday forecast from the FOX Forecast center.
Heading into Sunday, the threat of rain and thunderstorms will shift a bit to the east.
The threat will linger for the Lone Star State and along the Gulf Coast, but chances for showers extend north through the Mississippi and Kentucky valleys, as well as the Great Lakes and into the Northeast.
Rain chances will also be seen in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
Temperature-wise, the FOX Forecast Center is seeing another day of triple-digit temperatures in parts of the West and Southwest, while places around Atlanta will reach the 80s.
From the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, temperatures will also be in the mid- to upper 80s.
Seattle will again hover around the 80-degree mark as well, and Billings will be “slightly cooler” than Saturday with a forecast high of about 97 degrees.
And heads up, this has also been the summer of the shark along East Coast beaches.
Several shark attacks were reported in New Jersey and New York, putting beachgoers on edge.
And on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, at least 20 sharks were spotted in the water over the course of a week.
If you’re going to the airport on Sunday, you may need to prepare for delays and cancelations depending on where you’re catching a flight.
The FOX Forecast Center is expecting some issues at airports in Boston due to weather, and major airports in the South and Southeast are also at-risk of seeing some problems.
Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta and Orlando could all see some issues, so check with your airline directly for the latest information.
Monday – Labor Day. The unofficial end to summer.
The threat of sub-par weather will continue across the eastern half of the United States, with more chances of rain and thunderstorms across places from the Southwest, Midwest and Northeast.
There’s a chance of rain from Norfolk, Virginia, north through the Big Apple and New England, but temperatures will range from the low to mid-80s across much of the region.
If you’re looking for sunshine (like most people), you’ll want to head west.
Denver will be very hot at 95 degrees with plenty of sun, and the heat will extend to Billings, where the area will likely see a high temperature of around 97 degrees.
Temperatures get hotter the further west you go, so places like Reno will see a high temperature of about 100 degrees on Labor Day.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side in the Seattle area, where the Emerald City will likely remain in the mid-70s.
If you’ve been meaning to get out to one of our country’s beautiful national parks before the end of summer, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do if you want to be like this grandma-grandson duo.
Grandma Joy Ryan and her 41-year-old grandson have been crisscrossing the country on a mission to visit every single national park in the country, and they’ve only got one left to visit.
Their ambitious quest began with a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015. In the past seven years, these intergenerational travelers have driven more than 50,000 miles to visit 62 out of 63 parks on their bucket lists.
In terms of issues at the airports in the country, most of the problems will likely be in the same locations that could see delays and cancellations over the course of Labor Day weekend.
Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta and Orlando will likely see more issues, and passengers should arrive at the airport with plenty of time to space in order to get through security and check bags.
But, again, don’t waste a trip to the airport if you don’t have to – reach out to the airline directly to make sure things remain on the up and up.
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