All the Fall Feels
Today is the last day of summer! I promise I'm not crying while I type this. In fact, here's a lovely and uplifting sunrise photo today on the last day of the season, thanks to Howard Vrankin.And what a wild day to end the season. Check out the last 24 hours on the temps. We were warm and muggy in the predawn hours. Then the cold front cut across the state and boy did we feel it! Strong west to northwest winds ushered in cooler temps and much drier air. If you're looking to enjoy every last minute of summer and plan to do some camping tonight, prepare for a cool overnight. At least the winds will ease as the night wears on. On the flip side, that wind will likely help keep the mosquitoes at bay. They've been a nuisance as of late! But I digress, enough about the last day of summer, let's talk Fall.
The Autumnal Equinox officially rings in at 8:54pm Saturday.The direct rays will be back pointing at the equator, but continue to move south into the southern hemisphere. As the earth tilts us away from those direct rays that gives us our change of season here in the northern hemisphere. It's a colorful time of year as fall foliage emerges. Here's a look at the current Fall Color report from Travel Wisconsin: Our farthest northwestern county is now at about 60% turnover. Meanwhile the rest of the highlighted counties are running about 25-40% fall color. That's a typical set up for late September. This is when we really see the color change across the state: If you're planning to enjoy the outdoors this first weekend of fall, get ready for cooler temps! Last year was record breaking on the first day of Fall with temps in the 90s. Tomorrow, expect highs in the lower 60s. Plenty of sun can be expected both weekend days with temps topping out in the upper 60s for Sunday.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld