NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – We have less than three weeks of summer remaining, but you wouldn’t know that fall was just around the corner by the weather we’re having.
Early September can be warm, but it’s not usually this warm.
“I’ve always loved warmth, but today’s too hot for September 2nd,” said Osa Flory from Williamsburg.
The warmth might be a bit out of the norm, but having humidity this high with dew points in the lower 70s is perhaps the most unusual part.
“I’m ready for fall, for the colors, for the cool mornings. We’ll walk early and enjoy the cool air. Yes, this is hot and muggy, not my favorite,” said Katie Olmstead from Florence.
This early September heat was warm enough to see the heat shimmering on the pavement.
Normal highs this time of year are in the upper 70s, but on Labor day Monday, we were 10 degrees warmer than that and all signs are showing not only the next month, but the next several months could stay warmer than normal.
In a typical September, average high temperatures are in the lower 70s and overnight lows drop into the lower 50s.
The outlook from the Climate Prediction Center calls for temperatures in September to stay mostly above average and for that trend to continue through October and even November.
What we know for certain is that the days will continue getting shorter. From now until the end of September, we lose 80 minutes of daylight.