WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - After a gorgeous stretch of September weather in western Massachusetts, we're just about to head into October.
September will be tough to beat as we head into October.
While daytime temperatures in September have been slightly warmer than normal, we've had particularly cool nights, over 3 degrees cooler than normal.
Even though we've been dry for over a week, September actually had a rainfall surplace with half an inch more than normal rain.
With October beginning Tuesday people have their expectations for the true arrival of fall.
Joshua Rose of Amherst told 22News, "I think of frost moving in overnight, making the leaves change, the insects sort of disappearing and birds migrating, that kind of thing."
Average highs in October are in the lower 60s with overnight lows dropping to near 40 degrees.
October is typically one of the driest months of the year. However, October does average about a tenth of an inch of snow.
Climate Prediction Centers latest outlook for this October does call for a much warmer October than normal for western Massachusetts.