Labor Day Weather Forecast

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It’s hard to believe summer is winding down! While the last full day of summer is officially September 22 (the first full day of fall is Saturday, September 23), Labor Day is considered the “unofficial” last weekend of the season. It’s a federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September in both the United States and Canada. In 2023 Labor Day (or Labour Day in Canada) is Monday, September 4.

Read: How Did Labor Day Become A Holiday?

If you’re planning a family road trip, picnic, cookout, or just hoping to get those last beach days in, you’ll need to know the weather! We checked our long-range weather forecast and here’s what Farmers’ Almanac 2024 predicts for the long holiday weekend and the days following, beginning Friday, September 1 through Thursday, September 7, 2023 for the US and Canada:

United States Labor Day Forecast

Labor Day is a great time for a family road trip.

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.

  • 1st – 3rd – Scattered showers for Labor Day weekend; risk of an isolated heavy thunderstorm, then fair.
  • 4th – 7th – Generally fair, warm, humid.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

  • 1st – 3rd – Wet IL-MI area for Labor Day weekend, then fair.
  • 4th – 7th – Pleasant late summer weather.

Zone 3 – Southeast

Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

  • 1st – 3rd – Scattered showers may dampen holiday weekend plans, then turning fair.
  • 4th – 7th – Generally fair; very warm, humid.

Zone 4 – North Central

Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

  • 1st – 3rd – Showers Labor Day weekend over ND south to NE.
  • 4th – 7th – Pleasant, then thunderstorms for MT, south to CO.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

  • 1st – 3rd – Unsettled Labor Day weekend; Showers Plains States; mainly cloudy NM, TX.
  • 4th – 7th – Pleasant conditions, then thunderstorms over Rocky Mountains to TX, OK.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

  • 1st – 3rd – Clearing skies Labor Day weekend.
  • 4th – 7th – Pleasant, then turning unsettled.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

  • 1st – 3rd – Mainly cloudy from AZ, points east; clearing skies CA.
  • 4th – 7th – Pleasant weather, then turning stormy.

Canada Labour Day Forecast

Family camping out over Labor Day.
Family camping out over Labour Day.

Zone 1

Newfoundland, Labrador

  • 1st – 3rd – Showery skies.
  • 4th – 7th – Clearing skies for Labour Day and becoming pleasant.

Zone 2

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec

  • 1st – 3rd – Scattered showers.
  • 4th – 7th – Wet over Quebec for Labour Day ; clouds for the Maritimes.

Zone 3


  • 1st – 3rd – Fair Great Lakes.
  • 4th – 7th – Some thunderstorms for Labour Day.

Zone 4

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • 1st – 3rd – Fair skies.
  • 4th – 7th – A few showers coincide with the Labour Day holiday over Alberta and Prairies.

Zone 5

British Columbia

  • 1st – 3rd – Fair weather
  • 4th – 7th – Showery conditions for Labour Day.

What’s in store for the remainder of summer in your neck of the woods?

See details in our long-range weather forecast (for the US and Canada).

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