The calendar says October but the temperature says August, and the trees are feeling a little confused.
If you’re waiting for the leaves to change colors and clog your gutters, you’ll have to be a little more patient.
Area foresters and climatologists tell WHYY’s Phil Gregory it could be a week or two before it really starts to feel like fall. And even then, the stress of a hot summer might affect how colorful the leaves get.
Fall will begin in earnest soon, and in no time you’ll be raking leaves and wishing it was still summer.