Labor Day already? It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down. And while summer doesn’t officially end until September 22, Labor Day is considered the last weekend of the season. How will you spend it? Will the weather be wet or wonderful? We’ve got a bit of history on this holiday as well as your weekend forecast.
When is Labor Day 2018?
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This year, Labor Day is Monday, September 3rd. The holiday is dedicated to honoring the contributions U.S. workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our country. The very first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The originator of this celebration was the Central Labor Union. Read more about the history of the holiday here.
What Will The Weather Be Like For The Holiday Weekend?
If you’re planning a family road trip, picnic, barbecue, or just plan on getting 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 Friday, August 31st through Monday, September 3rd, 2018 (Canada’s Labour Day forecast is on page 2!):
United States Labor Day Forecast:
Zone 1 – Northeast U.S.
Includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
The weekend starts out fair, then expect scattered showers for Labor Day.
Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Midwest
Includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
Wet conditions for the Illinois-Michigan area for Labor Day weekend, then fair.
Zone 3 – Southeast U.S.
Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia
Scattered showers may dampen holiday plans, then turning fair.
Zone 4 – North Central U.S.
Includes Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
The weekend starts with wet weather over Colorado, then showers over North Dakota, south to Nebraska for the remainder of the holiday weekend.
Zone 5 – South Central U.S.
Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
Increasing clouds give way to showers over Plains States; mainly cloudy for New Mexico, Texas.
Zone 6 – Northwest U.S.
Includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Wet weather for Washington, Oregon, and all points to the south and east, followed by clearing skies in time for Labor Day.
Zone 7 – Southwest U.S.
Includes California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
The weekend starts out wet for Utah with some showers for parts of California, followed by mainly cloudy skies from Arizona, points east; then clearing skies for California.
Check out the Canada Labour Day forecast on the next page.
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