Fall-like weather arriving early in Miami Valley

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We are now one month away from the start of autumn but it will start to feel like it for the rest of this week. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell says this weather pattern may stick around a while.

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Temperatures had finally made it back to true summer-like heat through last weekend, but now the pattern is changing again.

Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell says the pattern we've had for most of the summer with below average temperatures will resume for the rest of this week and likely stay into early September. High temperatures in late August are typically in the lower 80s across the Miami Valley, and there is usually plenty of humidity to go with it.

"But the jet-stream is taking another dip south, and that will mean refreshing, fall-like temperatures will arrive," Elwell said.

The cooler pattern may stick around awhile as well. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is calling for temperatures to likely remain below average through the first week of September.

"This will likely mean high temperatures stay in the 70s with overnight lows dipping into the lower 50s into the coming weekend," Elwell continued. It is possible overnight lows could dip into the upper 40s by Friday morning in the northern Miami Valley. The cool, dry pattern may even bring on an early onset of fall leaves.

Elwell mentioned that if this pattern sticks around into the winter, we could be in for a long season.

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