The Labor Day Holiday weekend is upon us. Many of us will be enjoying this day off of work to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends at picnics, pool parties, and BBQs.

For many Americans, particularly children and young adults, it represents the end of the summer and the start of the back-to-school season. Labor Day was created to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed it into law. Did you know that Labor Day is considered the ‘unofficial NFL season kickoff.’? 99.44 percent of the time, the NFL plays its first official season game on the Thursday after Labor Day. Cities and towns across the country will celebrate this weekend with parades, picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays and other public gatherings. But the question on many folks minds is what kind of weather we can expect. Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Paducah, David Humphrey says the weather shouldn’t disrupt most holiday activities.

click to download audioThe week after Labor Day shows cooler fall weather returning to the region.

click to download audioWhatever the weather, be sure to get out and enjoy the festivities as summer starts winding down.