Pleasant Labor Day weather leads to a sunny week with low humidity

The early signs of fall are on the way for the Mid-South! Drier and more comfortable temps are in the forecast for this week, with quiet weather to accompany it. After a comfortable Memorial Day and 4th of July, Labor Day looks to be absolutely beautiful as well, continuing the trend of nice holidays this summer! Skies will be sunny, with a pleasant breeze out of the northeast. The best part? The air will be dry, so it will feel even better outside! Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s. For Monday night, skies will remain clear, and temperatures will drop to refreshing levels. 

Early week

By the time we wake up Tuesday, we’ll be in the low 60s with clear skies. Tuesday and Wednesday look very similar; sunny with low humidity, but a bit warmer with a high in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees. Lows should be in the mid 60s, with dry air remaining in place. Wednesday night we get a little “boost” to the comfortable feel to the air, after another cold front will move through the Mid-South. This will be a dry front, but it will help to reinforce the dry air and knock temperatures back a bit once again. Lows Wednesday night should drop into the low 60s, with clear skies sticking around. 
A mid-week cold front will reinforce the low humidity we have early in the week, bringing a taste of fall! The European model depiction of dewpoints Wednesday evening is shown. (WeatherBell)

Late week

Thursday looks like a stunning “Chamber of Commerce” type day across the metro, with very low humidity, temperatures in the low to mid 80s, and sunny skies. Thursday night looks to be the coolest of the week as well, with lows dropping to near 60 degrees, with a few upper 50s not out of the question, especially in outlying suburbs/rural areas!

Dry weather continues into Friday, with temps slowly beginning to rebound to more seasonal levels. Friday should still be quite nice, with a high in the upper 80s. The 90s return by next weekend, and it’s looking like a perfect weekend to have a last hoorah at the pool. Humidity will slowly be returning, but overall the weekend should be pretty nice!

Peaking at the tropics

As far as the tropics go, Hurricane Larry is spinning away in the central Atlantic Ocean as a large major hurricane, and should continue to do so for the entire week without threatening land. Always nice to enjoy a beautiful storm on satellite that doesn’t have any major land impacts!

Satellite loop of Hurricane Larry on Sunday evening, showing its very large 70+ mile wide eye!


National Hurricane Center forecast track for Hurricane Larry, showing it remaining a hurricane all week and recurving well off the U.S. east coast.

Closer to home, there is a low-end chance that a weak tropical system develops in the northern Gulf as the week goes on. For now, it’s looking like it would be pushed well east of our area, and looks to remain weak. Beyond that, no immediate threats on the horizon. However, we are in the peak of hurricane season and even though we are well inland, tropical cyclones can still bring major impacts to the area. Of course, we’ll be closely watching the tropics and will keep you updated if anything threatens! For now, enjoy a nice calm week of weather and be sure to wear lots of sunscreen!

The Tropical Weather Outlook from NHC shows a 30% chance of development in the northern Gulf of Mexico later in the week. 

Erik Proseus
MWN Meteorologist

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