Scattered Storms Return To Green Country For Holiday Weekend


Sunday, September 2nd 2018, 9:06 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz


Summertime temperatures continue here in Green Country, but we could be dodging some scattered storms as our Labor Day weekend continues.

Sunday sunshine will give way to partly cloudy skies for the afternoon hours.  It will still be rather toasty but not quite as hot, with highs around the 90-degree mark on average and heat index values in the mid to upper 90s.

During the afternoon and early evening hours, some widely scattered pop-up storms are expected to develop.  It’s only about a 20% chance for any one location to see a storm, but any storm that develops will carry the potential for dangerous lightning, very gusty winds, and heavy rain.  Just keep an eye to the sky if you have outdoor plans or if you’re out on the lake!

Looking ahead towards Labor Day Monday, we’ll see the steady trend down in temperatures continue!  Skies will turn partly to mostly cloudy on Monday, holding our afternoon highs in the mid to upper 80s.  But we’ll also see an increase in scattered storms on Monday, particularly by Monday afternoon and evening.  Our Labor Day will be far from a washout with many dry hours expected, but again any daytime storms that develop could be locally heavy and will carry a lightning threat.  Obviously, that could impact some of your afternoon and evening cookout plans on Labor Day, so be aware!

A mostly cloudy and unsettled weather pattern will stick around into the middle of the upcoming week, with hit-or-miss storms and highs in the upper 80s expected Tuesday and into Wednesday as well.  Once again, neither day will be a washout but some locally heavy storms could occur.  Similar conditions look to stick around into the end of next week as well.  Right now as we look toward the opening of The Gathering Place next Saturday, conditions still look good, with highs in the upper 80s but a continued slight chance of storms.  We’ll keep you updated as we get closer!

Have a safe and wonderful Sunday, Green Country!  Be sure to follow me on Twitter @StephenNehrenz as well as my Facebook page Meteorologist Stephen Nehrenz to stay up to date with the very latest!