Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the unofficial end to summer, but the weather has another idea in mind around Washington, D.C., with a prolonged stretch of summer heat underway.
Another sweltering day is shaping up for Washington, D.C., on Labor Day.
Temperatures will soar into the lower 90s. When humidity is factored in, AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures will flirt with the century mark in the afternoon.
Such heat will create hazards for those engaging in strenuous labor or sporting events, as well as the elderly and those with respiratory issues.
A high near 84 F is more common in Washington, D.C., in early September. This Labor Day will be even warmer than the Fourth of July when temperatures were held to 83 F.
A shower or thunderstorm will be around to occasionally cool off the city and its suburbs through Monday.
While the cooling effect will be welcome, those with picnics, parades or other outdoor activities will experience disruptions if a shower or thunderstorm arrives at an inopportune time.
The return of the thunderstorms also brought the threat for downpours and isolated damaging winds.
The good news is that the second half of the holiday weekend will not be a washout. There will be stretches of dry weather. Residents and visitors will just have to keep an eye to the sky and AccuWeather.com MinuteCast™.
Remember, you are close enough to be struck by lightning if you hear thunder.
The summer warmth will not come to an end with Labor Day. Instead, temperatures are set to soar further into the middle 90s on Tuesday with dangerously higher RealFeels.
"Looking ahead to the second half of the week, the heat is forecast to gradually ease, but never quite disappear completely," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Lada.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
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