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Forecast for Fall

As the month of August dwindles down, many are wondering when the summer temperatures will do the same.

Turns out, it might take a while.

The National Weather Service’s climate prediction center is forecasting a warmer than average fall season, with a continuation of the warm temps we’ve had throughout the past few months.

This summer has also brought a lot of rain. Ricky Castro, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says there aren’t strong signals that trend will continue, but don’t count the chance out.

“Things could calm down a little bit in the rainfall department, but there’s some wild cards, are there any tropical systems that occur in the month of September when things are at their peak? That could certainly make their way up there, at least the moisture and cause a lot of rain,” said Castro.

Despite questionable rainfall into the fall, Castro says the wet summer we’ve had could cause a later than normal change to fall leaf colors.

The meteorological fall season begins September 1st.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.


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