Hot, dry and breezy will be the flavors through Labor Day weekend

September 1, 2023 - Evening forecast
The calendar may have flipped but it's the same old story when it comes to the heat
Published: Sep. 1, 2023 at 5:38 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The calendar has flipped and we have started a new month, however it’s the same old story as hot and dry weather settles in for the Labor Day weekend. With the higher temperatures, dry conditions and breezy south winds comes the concern for fire weather. This will especially be true over southwestern and southern portions of the area. Over the weekend temperatures will be topping out in the upper 90s and low to mid 100s. A few positive notes, it won’t be very humid and Labor Day Monday will be a little cooler. It will still be hot, just not scorching hot, with highs in the mid to upper 90s.

Temperatures will continue to come down a bit after Labor Day, but will still remain above average for early September. Highs on Tuesday will range from the mid 80s northwest to the upper 90s southeast as a cold front begins to pass through. By Wednesday, most will see highs in the 80s with a few lower 90s in the south. Along with the cool-down, a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms returns by Wednesday. That said, I don’t see much promise for overly widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. Beyond that, highs will mostly be in the mid to upper 80s and lower 90s going into the end of next week and the following weekend. This will still be above average for mid-September.