First Alert Forecast: hot Labor Day Monday; little relief in sight

Hot Temperatures to Continue Through Much of This Week
Hot Temperatures to Continue Through Much of This Week(WLBT)
Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 12:05 PM CDT
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LABOR DAY: The remainder of the day will feature more summery heat and tolerable humidity levels to round out your Labor Day Monday - expect highs in the lower to middle 90s amid a full compliment of sunshine. Clear skies and calm winds tonight will allow for lows to drop into the 60s to lower 70s by early Tuesday.

TUESDAY: Heading back to work and school, post-holiday weekend; more September heat will get us back into the groove of things. Expect highs in the lower to middle 90s with mostly to partly sunny skies. A few afternoon pop-up storms can’t be ruled out, though many will remain dry.

EXTENDED FORECAST: The long range forecast full depends on the passage (or not) of a front that will be swing Denver, Colorado from the 90s on Labor Day, into the 30s with snow by Tuesday morning. The system is expected to blast through the Plains states – but slow down as it begins to turn farther east. For us, expect a slight uptick in rain chances with a slight dip in temperatures through the latter parts of the week.

TROPICS: The Tropical Atlantic has continued to churn out system after system; now featuring Tropical Storm Paulette and Tropical Depression 18 in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Multiple waves coming off west Africa have medium to high chances of development into the weekend and early next week as the Main Development Region become highly favorable for development. Expect a flurry of activity into this week with multiple systems on the board. In the short term, no immediate US threats.

Patrick Ellis

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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