Hot & Humid Saturday For Green Country To Lead Off Holiday Weekend


Saturday, September 1st 2018, 9:17 am
By: Stephen Nehrenz


The long holiday weekend is here, and surprise, surprise!  The heat and humidity are rolling right along for our Saturday here in Green Country.

Once again we can expect plenty of daytime sunshine with a few more clouds later in the afternoon, along with a steady south breeze 10 to 20 miles per hour.  Our Saturday is looking primarily dry here in Green Country, but we can’t completely rule out a rogue pop-up shower or storm developing during the afternoon so just stay aware, especially if you’re out at the lake!

Afternoon highs will climb back into the lower to mid-90s today with heat index values at or above 100.  That should make for good conditions to get out on the area lakes, but you know the drill:  Please take it easy with your outdoor activities and please be safe!

Clouds begin to gradually increase on Sunday as moisture coming out of the Gulf of Mexico starts to head our way.  A few isolated pop-up variety storms are expected to develop on Sunday as that moisture increases.  We’ll also start to slowly trim our temperatures back as well with those increased clouds keeping our highs in the upper 80s to around 90 on Sunday.

Looking ahead towards Labor Day Monday, we’ll see highs drop down into the 80s, but be prepared for the potential of scattered storms!  Monday will be far from a washout with many dry hours expected, but widely scattered storms are likely to develop on Monday, particularly by afternoon and evening.  Obviously, that could impact some of your daytime plans on Labor Day, so be aware!

A cloudy and unsettled weather pattern will stick around into the middle of the upcoming week, with scattered 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.  We will start to heat back up towards 90 or the low 90s as we head towards the end of next week.

Have a wonderful Saturday, 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!