The following video outlines the forecast for the Labor Day weekend across the Great Lakes and Northeast. The main theme in the Northeast will be the increase in warmth and humidity. The greatest uncertainty lies in the timing and distribution of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday.
Boats on the Water in Marblehead, Massachusetts by "weaderman" on Aug. 27, 2014. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
The heat is about to expand east again and this time not many places will see it get beaten back next week. Aside from one critter that may bring some rain to Texas, the tropics are quiet and will be for a while.
Boardwalk into the Sunset in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina by "Sshinesc" on Aug. 29, 2014. Upload to http://photo.accuweather.com to qualify!
The weather pattern is changing to one that favors some lasting summertime heat ... now that summertime is nearing its end! For now, the tropics have turned quiet.
Summer's heat and humidity will expand into the East over the Labor Day weekend, while at the same time it turns cooler from the Northwest to the northern Plains.
...after all that, the point is that zone will be north of most of the eastern half of the country. It will be very warm to hot south of the jet stream. However, weakening cold fronts can advance south of the jet stream. then return north as the next disturbance in the flow approaches.
Sunday will be the active day for severe weather and the potential for damaging storms.
Storms continue today across the middle of the country, with downpours continuing along the Gulf Coast as well