It had to happen, America. Summer is coming to an end. But not before we’ve thrown another celebration to hold on to the scorching days of summer.
Millions of people will hit the road and fly to celebrate Labor Day. But for millions of Americans, scorching temperatures and the risk of rain and thunderstorms could dampen those last barbecues, clambakes and afternoons at the beach.
Here’s a closer look at the Labor Day holiday predictions from the FOX Forecast Center.
As Sunday approaches, the threat of rain and thunderstorms will shift a little easterly.
The threat will persist for Lone Star State and along the Gulf Coast, but the chance of showers extends north through the Mississippi and Kentucky valleys, as well as the Great Lakes and into the north- is.
Chances of rain will also be seen in the mid-Atlantic and southeast.
As for the temperature, the FOX Forecast Center is seeing another day of triple-digit temperatures in parts of the west and southwest, while places around Atlanta will hit the 80s.
From the mid-Atlantic and northeast, temperatures will also be in the mid to high 80s.
Seattle will again hover around the 80-degree mark as well, and Billings will be “slightly cooler” than Saturday with an expected high of around 97 degrees.
And head up, it’s also been the summer of the shark along the beaches of the East Coast.
Several shark attacks have been reported in New Jersey and New York, putting swimmers on edge.
And on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, at least 20 sharks have been spotted in the water over the course of a week.
If you’re heading to the airport on Sunday, you may need to be prepared for delays and cancellations depending on where you’re flying from.
The FOX Forecast Center expects problems at Boston airports due to weather conditions, and major airports in the south and southeast are also likely to experience problems.
Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta and Orlando could all experience issues, so check with your airline directly for the latest information.
Monday – Labor Day. The unofficial end of summer.
The threat of poor weather will continue across the eastern half of the United States, with more chance of rain and thunderstorms in locations in the Southwest, Midwest and Northeast.
There is a chance of rain from Norfolk, Virginia, north through the Big Apple and New England, but temperatures will range in the low to mid-80s across much of the region.
If you’re looking for the sun (like most people), you’ll want to head west.
Denver will be very hot at 95 degrees with plenty of sunshine, and the heat will spread to Billings, where the area will likely experience a high temperature of around 97 degrees.
Temperatures get warmer the further west you go, so places like Reno will see a high temperature of around 100 degrees on Labor Day.
Temperatures will remain cool in the Seattle area, where Emerald City will likely remain in the mid-70s.
If you wanted to get out in one of our country’s beautiful national parks before summer is over, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do if you want to look like that grandma-grandson duo.
Grandmother Joy Ryan and her 41-year-old grandson have crisscrossed the country on a mission to visit every national park in the country, and there’s only one left to visit.
Their ambitious quest began with a road trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015. Over the past seven years, these intergenerational travelers have traveled more than 80,000 miles to visit 62 of the 63 parks on their bucket list. .
When it comes to problems at airports across the country, most of the problems will likely be at the same locations that could experience delays and cancellations over Labor Day weekend.
Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta and Orlando will likely see more problems, and passengers should arrive at the airport with plenty of time to clear security and check baggage.
But, again, don’t waste a trip to the airport if you don’t have to – contact the airline directly to make sure things stay up.