While many of those on the east coast are still feeling the impacts of what’s left of Hermine this holiday weekend, all is quiet in our region of the Great Plains. We’re continuing to track plenty of sunshine to close out the holiday weekend, but the fall-like weather will be shifting back towards a summer vibe.
Temperatures will once again be unseasonably cool today, with all of the region forecasted to hover right around the 80° mark. Keep in mind our average for this time of year is in the mid 80s. The second half of the extended holiday weekend will see temperatures warm up to average, and even a little above it. Mid 80s will return for tomorrow, and we’ll warm up even more on Monday with high temperatures near 90°.
However, the temperatures won’t be the only thing increasing. The nice break from the humidity we’ve been feeling that helped it feel more like fall, is coming to an end. Humid air returns on Sunday, with the muggiest of the air holding off until Labor Day itself. Couple the higher levels of humidity with those hottest temperatures, and heat index values will be in the mid to upper 90s across northeast Kansas.
Labor Day weekend usually signifies the end of summer, but it won’t necessarily feel that way. Higher humidity will stick around beyond Monday, to go along with temperatures in the upper 80s and lower 90s.