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Labor Day Forecast

The Labor Day weekend is upon us! Many of us refer to it as the "unofficial end of summer" but will temperatures fare that way?! I've got a look back at Labor Day weather over the last five years and a look at what you can expect this time around.

As we look at the last five years in Milwaukee, it shows a wide variety of temps and weather conditions. Here's a look:

It can feel like fall or a red hot summer day. These stats for Milwaukee show we've had a little rain some years too. To put it into perspective, the average high temperature the first week of September floats around 75 degrees. We've had two Labor Day holidays the last five years that have been cooler than normal, and three that have been well above normal. But what about this weekend? In a word: Delicious!

We've been a little cool the last few days as an area of high pressure has funneled in a northeast wind, delivering a cooler shot of air. This high pressure system will still influence our weather this weekend, but as it slowly floats east across the Great Lakes, we'll feel our wind turn from the east to the south by Sunday. Temperatures will respond by rising a few degrees every day through the holiday.

Model data continues to keep our area dry throughout the three day weekend and plenty of sun can be expected too. Here's the forecast:

As always, you can download the CBS58 Weather App, it's free and has all the weather goodies you need to plan your weekend. Make it a great one!

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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