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Date: 9/3/2019

Title: September Off to a Hot Start

The month got off to very hot start in many areas of the nation over the Labor Day weekend. There will many record high temperatures in the Rockies and High Plains and even the Desert Southwest.  In addition to the heat, Hurricane Dorian was dancing off the east coast of Florida and raking the Bahamas.

Will the rest of September be hot with more hurricanes? The answer is likely no, at least when it comes to the heat. While the first several days of September will be quite warm, many areas of the nation along and east of Rockies will experience some cooler temperatures toward the middle of the month as well as some increased chances for rain. This will be especially true in the Northern Plains and portions of the northern and western Corn Belt.

While there is plenty of days summer like weather left, we do see a cooler trend for many areas of the nation by the middle to the end of the month. In regard to hurricane activity, after Dorian moves northward along or just east of the East Coast this week, there should be a break in the tropics before activity picks up again by the middle of the month.