Next couple months could be above average

Western Massachusetts might be warmer than expected this Fall.

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – According to the calendar, Fall arrives in eight days, and it looks like we might be in for a mild Fall.

If you’re sick of the heat and humidity, we have cooler weather on the way. Autumn arrives on September 22nd. Fall brings cooler days and nights.

Donna Kenny, from Northampton, told 22News she likes the cooler weather better, “I’m somebody who enjoys the cooler versus the warmer weather, so the cooler it is the better. Bring on the snow I love New England and I love the winter.”

NOAA is expecting above-average temperatures in September, October, and November.

Average highs for September in western Massachusetts are in the 70s, October in the 60s, and November in the 50s. So far for September we’ve had more 80s and 90s than 70s.

Warmer temperatures have not been helping western Massachusetts’ drought. According to the US Drought Monitor, that comes out every Thursday, has new parts of western Massachusetts drier. The drought expanded deeper into Berkshire County.

And this could affect Fall Foliage. Leaves will still change color but maybe not as bright. If the leaves are dry, they could just turn brown and fall off.

Karen Williams told 22News she hopes the mild temperatures don’t impact the winter, “We need the moisture come spring, because if we don’t have the snow and the melt down to begin spring than were in trouble, like we are now.”

This will be something to keep a close eye on.

More Information:
– Local Forecast – Weather Text Alerts
– Temperatures – Weather Email Alerts
– Weather News WWLP 22News Weather App
– Interactive Radar – Live Area Webcams
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