- AccuWeather released its fall 2019 weather forecast.
- Experts predict that "above-normal temperatures" will linger across much of the United States through September.
August is only halfway over, but we're already looking forward to fall weather. What could be better than a sunny afternoon accompanied by cool breezes and colorful foliage? (Hint: nothing.)
Unfortunately, we might have to put that autumnal fantasy on hold for a while. AccuWeather just released its annual fall forecast and it sounds like summer temperatures are here to stay.
According to the report, warm weather will continue across much of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States through September.
"There are probably going to be people at the beaches for a longer duration this year compared to other years," said expert long-range forecaster Paul Pastelok.
As much as we love trips to the beach, these "above-normal temperatures" may spell out bad news for fans of fall foliage. The annual changing of the leaves could potentially be delayed as a result of warm weather lingering across the states in the Northeast that are famous for their leaf-peeping. However, despite the extended summer forecast, experts still predict a "vibrant display" of colors will arrive later in the season.
As for the rest of the U.S., the Southeast and Gulf states will face threats of tropical storms as hurricane season continues.
"Florida is more vulnerable at this point, but you don’t really know until you get close to that time period where storms are going to evolve and where they’re going to head," Pastelok explained.
The southern Plains should also prepare for "severe weather" through the fall while residents in California are advised to remain alert for wildfires caused by the Santa Ana winds.
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