Heatwave set to engulf central US during Labor Day Weekend

Friday, September 1, 2023


As Labor Day weekend approaches in the United States, a searing heatwave is set to engulf the central part of the country, potentially breaking century-old temperature records.

This heatwave, expected to last through the holiday weekend, is poised to disrupt outdoor activities and coincide with the start of college football season.

Meteorologists have warned that a high-pressure system will bring scorching conditions to the central U.S., driving temperatures into the 90s and possibly reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas.

The heat is forecasted to shift eastward, affecting the Interstate 95 corridor as Labor Day arrives.

The temperatures will begin to rise on Friday and continue climbing through Labor Day on Monday, with highs in the 90s Fahrenheit common across the Plains states. Some regions, spanning from South Dakota to Texas, may experience temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, which is 10-20 degrees above historical averages.

Minneapolis is anticipated to approach or break daily records from 1925, with temperatures nearing 100 degrees on both Sunday and Monday. Similarly, Chicago may see temperatures reminiscent of the 1950s, with consecutive days of 90-degree weather.

This heatwave is expected to be more prolonged than the one in late August that pushed Chicago’s temperature to 100 degrees.

By Tuesday, cooler conditions will sweep across the northern Plains, eventually reaching the Midwest later in the week.

While not all areas will set records, the heatwave’s intensity is poised to make the central U.S. exceptionally sweltering over the holiday weekend.

Share On:

« Back to Page

Related Posts



Subscribe to our Newsletters

I want to receive travel news and trade event update from Travel And Tour World. I have read Travel And Tour World'sPrivacy Notice.

Nov 28
November 28 - November 30
Dec 05
December 5 - December 8
Jan 05
January 5, 2024 - January 7, 2024
Jan 18
January 18, 2024 - January 21, 2024