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 2019?
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September. This year, Labor Day is Monday, September 2nd. 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’s The Weather 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 30th through Monday, September 2nd, 2019 (Canada’s Labour Day forecast is on page 2!):
U.S. Labor Day Forecast:
Zone 1 – Northeast U.S.
New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.
An unseasonable chill in the air accompanies fair skies for Labor Day.
Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Midwest
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin
A round of unseasonably chilly air from Canada brings relief farther south, following a bout of heavy rain, and thunderstorms. Then unseasonably chilly temperatures dominate for the Labor Day holiday.
Zone 3 – Southeast U.S.
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia
Mixed clouds and sun, with a possible residual shower or thunderstorm for the weekend, then rainy weather for Florida, west, to the Gulf of Mexico for Labor Day.
Zone 4 – North Central U.S.
Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana
Unseasonably chilly air from Canada brings relief following heavy rain, thunderstorms over the Great Plains. Then thunderstorms—some heavy—over the Rockies, move into the Great Plains for Labor Day.
Zone 5 – South Central U.S.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico
After a round of showers and thunderstorms, cooler air moves in for the weekend. But Labor Day brings more showers, thunderstorms, some heavy.
Zone 6 – Northwest U.S.
Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Warm-to-hot temperatures for the weekend followed by fair skies initially, then turning unsettled for Labor Day.
Zone 7 – Southwest U.S.
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona
The weekend starts out hot but dry for the southwestern states, then thunderstorms—some heavy—move in for the Rockies, southwest states. for Labor Day.
Check out the Canada Labour Day forecast on the next page.
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