FORECAST: Labor Day Weekend has a mixed bag of goodies!

From a Fire Weather Watch to Temps close to freezing, there's something for everyone!

**THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: On September 4th, 1995, Strong T-Storms packing high winds damaged the High School roof and numerous other buildings in Moorcroft. It caused nearly $200,000 in damage.**

Well folks, TGIF! The weekend is here. In the world of Weather, the forecast is all over the place. Let’s dive into the discussion.

TODAY:  like yesterday, not too shabby. We were in the 70’s for your Thursday, and I think we are going to bump that temperature up a few degrees. I have a forecast high of 84 with Sunny Skies, and an overall nice, gentle breeze with a west wind at around 5-10 MPH.

SATURDAY: This is where things start to get a little fun. First of all, the Fire Weather Watch starts Saturday at noon, and lasts until 8:00 PM UNLESS: You are in Sheridan County, WY. and Carter County, MT. Your Fire Weather Watch expires at Midnight on Monday. Johnson County, your Fire Weather Watch expires Sunday Night at 8:00 PM. Temps will be in the upper 90’s, and in some places even low triple digits. The wind will stay out of the west with 20-25 mph wind gusts. We will also have low humidity factors. Please be careful if you do have plans Saturday. Stay hydrated, and stay safe.

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SUNDAY: Much like Saturday, abundant sunshine but a little cooler. Upper 80’s – Low 90’s will be the rule. Winds will shift out and be out of the north. Wind gusts could be as high as 20-25 mph. So, we have the northerly wind, that means one thing. Let’s check out Labor Day.

MONDAY (LABOR DAY): Well, if you’re not a fan of the 90’s, then here comes your weather! I have a chance of T-Storms in the forecast. I think for the most part, we will remain partly cloudy. Highs on Monday will be in the 50’s & 60’s. And if you think that’s cool, wait until you read Tuesday.

TUESDAY: This is sweater and hot tea weather at its finest. Rain chance isn’t out of the question. (There’s something else that’s not out of the question across the western part of the NewsCenter1 Viewing Area either. There may, or may not be a 4 Letter “S” word that has the letters N, O, and W in said word that could take place across the Big Horn Mountain Range, portions of I-25, and possibly along I-90 in Wyoming. Is it worth me breaking out a Sweatervest? I don’t think so. (We’ll discuss the meaning of the Sweatervest in another blog post. Stay tuned.) Now in terms of temperature: Some places could struggle to see highs in the 50’s. I am going with 50 Degrees here in Rapid City, but you won’t have to go to far to see highs in the 40’s.

THE BOTTOM LINE: In terms of the pick of the weekend: I would pick Sunday. The only reason why is because of the small drop in temperatures. After that, Fall will take control. Could this be “Adios Summer?” I mean we have seen everything from 90’s to snow in mid September. Stay tuned!


Enjoy your weekend!

-Erik Dean
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