Will rain ruin our Labor Day weekend?

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 30, 2018

The kids are back in school, pools are closing up and fall is around the corner.

But first, we celebrate Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer. So will it be warm enough to hit the pool?

The short answer: YES

Saturday - Temperatures increase to the mid-80s for Saturday but humidity levels will also rise. This will lead to a heat index in the mid-to-low-90s across most of the Tri-State. The sky will be partly cloudy and for the most part, I wouldn't be too worried about rain. As it stands right now, the rain chance is 20 percent or less.

Saturday heat index

Sunday - Heat and humidity will continue to dominate the forecast on Sunday as our high increases to 85-88 degrees. The heat index will be very similar to Saturday but the rain chance increases slightly. A stalled out system will be to our north during the day. While this isn't the main feature to bring in a wave of showers and storms, it will keep the door open to isolated showers and storms that afternoon and into the early evening hours. 

Monday - Basically hit repeat of Sunday's forecast on Monday. Temperatures and humidity levels stay steady and this means isolated storms will be possible but won't dominate the day.