Traditionally, Labor Day was intended to honor the hard-working American for their labor. Though, culturally, it has come to be known for many other things: the unofficial end of summer, the last appropriate day to wear white and, of course, the start of college football season.
With Isaac still lingering across the southern United States and threatening to move farther north, college football fans might want to pack their rain gear for the first big weekend of the season.
The Big Ten Conference will be the hardest hit from Mother Nature this weekend, as rain is headed for Illinois, Indiana and Ohio Saturday.
Illinois is slated to take on Western Michigan in Champaign, Ill., at noon on Saturday.
Fans could see troubling conditions come game time, as intense humidity sweeps the region. Heavy rain is likely with a possibility for thunderstorms and lightning.
Rain and thunderstorms are also headed for Indiana as Eastern Kentucky battles Purdue in West Lafayette at 3:30 p.m.
"The steadiest and heaviest rain will be south of Chicago, but it might not be by much," said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Bernie Rayno.
This could mean trouble for Iowa as they face off against Northern Illinois at Soldier Field in Chicago this weekend. Showers could be present throughout the 3:30 p.m. game.
It's not all rain for the holiday weekend though.
Ohio is scheduled to play Penn State at noon on Saturday, with a good chance at making it through the game without any severe weather.
Precipitation is headed for State College eventually, but may hold out until the fourth quarter or even the end of the game.
Clear conditions will also prevail in Madison as Wisconsin faces Northern Iowa in their home field at 3:30 p.m., and for Southern Mississippi as they play Nebraska in Lincoln at 3:30 p.m.
Two storms will bring high winds to the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend.
A storm will drop heavy snow and disrupt travel from parts of the Midwest to a large part of the Northeast by Sunday.
Wintery weather will not let up anytime soon in Chicago, as the city will experience cold, snow and ice this week.
The coldest air of the season so far has descended on northeastern Pennsylvania and the I-80/I-81 corridors. A storm will move in Saturday and tap into some of that cold air.
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First of three large snowstorms that winter. Over a foot of snow from mid-Atlantic states into New England: Nantucket Island 15.7" Philadelphia, PA 14.6" Baltimore, MD 14.1" Avoca, PA 11.1" Newark, NJ 20.4" Central Park, NY 19.6" Boston, MA 18"
Second severe storm in 10 days hit settlers.
Charleston, SC (1899)
3.9" snow; greatest single storm total and 24- hour total for city.