Metro-East News

Near record high temperatures expected through Labor Day

The metro-east will continue to work its way through a late summer heat wave until at least Labor Day.

The high temperature will reach 93 Thursday under sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service.That’s eight degrees hotter than the average high temperature of 85 for Sept. 3 in the St. Louis metropolitan area and three degrees short of the record high of 96 set in 2002.

The low will drop to 71 Thursday night which is 10 degrees higher than the average low temperature for this time of year, 61. Skies will be mostly clear.

It will be mostly sunny on Friday with the high again reaching 93. Friday night it will be mostly clear with a low of 71.

For the weekend: Saturday will be sunny with a high of 93. A few clouds could move in Saturday night when the low will be 71.

On Sunday, the high will be 93 under mostly sunny skies. A 20 percent chance of rain is forecast for Sunday night when the low will be 72.

On Labor Day, there is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms predicted with a high of 90.

The 40 percent chance of storms will continue into the evening when the low will be 70.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.