Fall starts Monday; temperatures play along

Monday evening marks the start of fall, which is appropriate, given the weather forecast for the week, said National Weather Service meteorologist Neil Dixon.

“The equinox occurs at 10:29 p.m. (Monday),” said Dixon. “The reason I bring that up is because it’s going to feel like it.”

Monday’s high is expected to reach 80, although the low will dip down to 61. Temperatures will continue to fall into Tuesday, when the low will be 54 and the high will be 77, said Dixon.

“Wednesday is going to feel quite fall-like, with morning lows in the low 50s and the highs in the mid-70s,” said Dixon.

The temperatures in the first half of the week will be several degrees cooler than normal for this time of year, he said. The normal low is 59, while the normal high is 80, he said.

Dixon said a front is moving through the area, which will bring fall-like temperatures to the area.

Thursday’s and Friday’s lows will climb to the upper 50s, “returning to normal for low temperatures,” said Dixon. But the highs will still be pretty cool at 72 and 74, respectively.

He said residents can expect plenty of sun this week, with no mention of rainfall in the forecast from Monday to Saturday. It’s not until Sept. 28 that there’s a chance of showers, said Dixon.

“Temperatures are going to be quite pleasant,” he said.

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