FARGO — The Labor Day weekend is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in the Fargo area, but current weather models show there’s potential for severe weather on Monday, Sept. 2.
A general warming trend is forecast from Saturday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Sept. 1, with temperatures on both days possibly reaching into the upper 70s, said Daniel Robinson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
John Wheeler, chief meteorologist with WDAY, said there will be a few stray showers on Saturday near the North Dakota-South Dakota border and the North Dakota-Canada border.
The risk of severe weather rises on Monday afternoon, Sept. 2, Robinson said. Wheeler noted that Monday will be “cloudier and a bit more unsettled.”
There's a possibility of scattered showers and thunder showers, and there could be strong storms late Monday, Wheeler said.
Forecasts show the likely impacted areas will be south of U.S. Highway 2 and along the Interstate 94 corridor, including Fargo and going into lakes country toward the Twin Cities, Robinson said.
Robinson and Wheeler both emphasized that forecasts can change because Labor Day is three days away, and Robinson added that the system can shift away from the region.
Both said people travelling over the weekend or those planning outdoor activities on Labor Day should check for weather updates.