Weather Blog: Fall knocking on the doorstep

It’ll be feeling more like fall as we roll into the middle of next week.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 12:36 PM
Updated: Sep 2, 2020 7:17 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — We turned the page to meteorological fall on September 1, but it certainly hasn’t felt like fall across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

That is all about to change.

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Ready or not, cooler air is on the way.

A cold front will slide through the region late Thursday and behind that boundary will be the first push of cooler air.

This will park high temperatures into the middle 70s for Friday and we are looking at the upper 70s to near 80 degrees over Labor Day Weekend.

So, not bad for the unofficial end to summer.

Cue the second cold front that is expected to arrive early next week.

This boundary will bring the next push of cooler air.

By the middle of next week, you may need to dust off the sweaters.

A lot of data is pointing to our first prolonged dose of fall-like temperatures that will feature highs topping out in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

Overnight lows could tumble into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

The Climate Prediction Center's six to ten day temperature outlook has most of the country's Heartland in a high chance of a cooldown from September 7 to September 11.

The eight to fourteen day temperature outlook keeps the cooler air in place through at least the middle of the month.

The National Weather Service also has a prediction that cooler than average temperature could last the entire month of September.

For perspective, the average high for Fort Wayne on September 10 is 78 degrees and the average low is about 55 degrees.

By the end of the month, the average high is 70 degrees and the average low is 47 degrees.

In the meantime, if you’re a fan of the summertime warmth, enjoy these next few days!

The 80s will be hard to find after early next week.

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Cases: 300913

Reported Deaths: 5332
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Porter791279
Johnson6139164
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Marshall289944
Grant258747
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Jackson206033
Morgan200643
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Cases: 363304

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Jackson90312
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