If you've been waiting for fall to come and break all the heat and humidity of the summer, weather experts have some bad news.

The latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) long-range weather predictions do not paint a great picture of fall in New England.

The administration recently released its three-month outlook for temperatures across the country in September, October and November and things aren't exactly cooling off.

The most recent long-range 90-day forecast is calling for above-average temperatures for most of America, with New England seeing about a 60% chance of above-average temperatures for all three months.


Unfortunately, the long-range forecast doesn't say exactly how far above the average things will be, but it does seem to point to a longer wait on those crisp, cool sweater weather days many people have been looking forward to.

In Massachusetts, the typical average temperature in September is 73 degrees, October is 62 degrees and November is about 50 degrees.

So hopefully this "above average" prediction isn't so above average that we're all wearing shorts and T-shirts until December.

There is a bit of good news in the long-range forecast, however things aren't predicted to be more rainy than usual this fall.

After a very wet summer, the 90-day forecast for fall says rainfall should be normal across New England.


On average, the fall months see maybe eight to nine days of rain each. Compare that to the 12 to 15 days of rain we've seen in June and July this summer and that is definitely an improvement.

So if you're not ready for summer to end, you seem to be in luck, though fans of all things pumpkin will have to wait a while longer to break their knit things out of the closet.

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