Labor Day Weather Forecast: Stormy Goodbye To Summer?

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It’s hard to believe summer is winding down! The midpoint of summer is August 7th, and we’re now looking to Labor Day. While the last full day of summer is officially September 21st (the first day of fall is Thursday, September 22nd), 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 2021 Labor Day (or Labour Day in Canada) is Monday, September 6th.

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 we’re predicting for the long holiday weekend, from Saturday, September 4th through Monday, September 6th, 2021 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.

Dangerous thunderstorms are forecast for the Labor Day weekend.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Violent thunderstorms from Kentucky north through the Great Lakes area making for a soggy Labor Day—stay indoors!

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

Expect a stormy Labor Day weekend; violent thunderstorms throughout the Mississippi Valley.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

Scattered thunderstorms.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Scattered thunderstorms.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

After some unsettled weather, look for clearing skies for the Labor Day weekend.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Mixed sun and clouds, with just a slight risk of a passing shower.

Canada Labour Day Forecast

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

Zone 1

Newfoundland, Labrador

Continued warmth; very warm for Labour Day.

Zone 2

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec

The Labour Day holiday may see violent thunderstorms.

Zone 3


Violent thunderstorms cross through the Great Lakes area by Labour Day.

Zone 4

Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Thunderstorms are expected for Labour Day.

Zone 5

British Columbia

Clearing skies for Labour Day.

What’s in store for the remainder of summer in your neck of the woods? Be sure to read our long-range weather forecast for the U.S. and Canada.

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