Falling temperatures ahead of the first day of fall

NOW: Falling temperatures ahead of the first day of fall

The fall season officially begins at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, and temperatures will fall accordingly.

Many people have been patiently (or impatiently) been waiting for cooler temperatures to arrive, because it's been a warm start to the month of September.

Typically, the month has an average high from September 1 through 19 around 70 degrees, but the average during this time period this year is around 83 degrees. It's certainly still felt like summertime, but the forecast turns the page to autumn temperatures from this point forward, thanks to an approaching cold front.

We'll see a high temperature in the low to mid 60s on Wednesday, which is the first time we've seen a high temperature in the 60s since May 29 of this year.

For those counting, yes, it has been over 100 days since a high temperature this refreshing.

As temperatures continue to dip, some may be wondering if overnight frost or freeze will be a concern.

A frost can happen when temperatures dip below 36 degrees. On average, this doesn't happen until around October 10. In 2020, the first frost of the season didn't happen until October 30.

Our overnight lows this week could drop into the upper 40s, so no concern for a frost in the foreseeable future. You can keep your plants outdoors still! We'll check back on this issue as we get into October.

Enjoy the relief from the heat starting tomorrow - we've all been waiting for it!

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