Tuesday marks the first day of the fall season

Fall Colors '07. (Photo by ziche; https://flic.kr/p/3QgDhF)

Tuesday marks the first day of fall starting at 9:30 AM, marking the end of what was a warm and dry astronomical summer.

While we experienced our first frost of the season last weekend, after temperatures hit 33 degrees at the Warsaw Airport, our typical first freeze is not too far behind. The National Weather Service says on average, our first freeze, which is temperatures at 32 degrees or lower, will happen between October 1st and October 20th.

Our average temperatures will also fall roughly thirty degrees between now and the winter solstice on December 21st. Normal highs today at 73 will be 34, while normal lows will go from 50 down to 20.

We will also gradually lose three more hours of daylight, going from 12 hours, 8 minutes today to 9 hours, 11 minutes on December 21st.