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Cold front will usher in cooler and drier air as astronomical fall begins

This week marks the start of astronomical fall (remember, climatological fall started September 1). A strong cold front is expected to move through our region midweek, marking the end of summer and the beginning of the fall season. Rainy conditions early in the week (not continuous, but showery before the front) will give way to clear and dry conditions after the front passes Wednesday through Thursday and stalls out over Florida (sorry, y’all). Cool and dry conditions are expected to continue through the end of September, which is great for harvest. The tropics are cooperating by not providing any impending storms at the moment, although there is some activity in the eastern Atlantic which is unlikely to reach us but bears watching down the line, just in case.