What we’re reading: Labor Day weekend sparks COVID-19 concerns, hundreds rescued in California wildfires



People are seen at the beach during a heat wave, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

By Leah Bolling, Managing Editor

Labor Day weekend gatherings spark concern

There are concerns that COVID-19 cases may spike after Labor Day weekend.

According to CBS News, Americans pushed safety regulations to the brink this weekend as thousands of people ignored COVID-19 regulations and gathered in large groups.

In California, people gathered on the beach, and a party in San Francisco was attended by more than 1,000 people.

The U.S. is still the hardest-hit country by the pandemic, with nearly 6.3 million cases and more than 189,000 deaths.

Helicopters rescue hundreds of people in California fires

Helicopters rescued more than 200 people after wildfires in California covered 45,000 acres of land.

The Creek Fire has covered thousands of acres in the Sierra National Forrest, causing many people to become trapped in their campers. About 20 people were injured, according to BBC News.

The Creek Fire started Friday and has spread quickly, contributing to the record-breaking 117 degree heat wave seen over the weekend.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties: Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego.

A firetruck drives along state Highway 168 while battling the Creek Fire in the Shaver Lake community of Fresno County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Cold front on the way

A cold front coming from the Rockies will arrive in Fort Worth on Wednesday.

There is uncertainty about how strong the cold front will be once it arrives in North Texas. Fronts this early into the fall are difficult to predict.

Some models show the front will stall, which allows more time for the colder air to warm up. According to NBC DFW, there is still hope that this front will give Texas a true taste of fall weather.

Expect showers and thunderstorms to happen late Wednesday into Thursday.