First Day of Fall Arrives - NBC Connecticut

First Day of Fall Arrives

Morning Forecast for Sept. 23

Get the morning forecast for Sept. 23 from NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015)

Happy first day of fall!

The autumnal equinox fell at 4:21 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the Farmer's Almanac.

Equinox, meaning "equal night," is when "the sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south and day and night are about the same length, according to the almanac. That's something that happens twice a year, the other time being in late March, the almanac said.

Now that it's officially fall, that also means the temperatures will drop, but we're looking at warm and fair days so far. There is patchy fog on the ground on Wednesday morning, but sunshine and warmth is expected throughout the day.

Temperatures will dip into the 40s or 50s overnight.

The morning started off with highs in the 40s and 50s as students headed to the bus stop, but it should be about 74 degrees come recess time for students and as high as 78 after school.

Temperatures will range from 75 to 80 degrees later today. Many children and families celebrating Yom Kippur will remain home to observe the holy day, which began on Tuesday night at sundown.

A few clouds coming from the north will roll into the state on Thursday, cooling down temperatures, particularly as we head into the weekend. High pressures in the atmosphere will block rain coming from the coast from hitting our state.

While temperatures won't be in the 90s, they will likely be 75 to 80 degrees today and tomorrow, with highs reaching near to low 70 through the weekend.

Monday will probably be cloudy with a small chance of a shower with highs near 70. The sun returns Tuesday for 70- to 75-degree temperatures.

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