Fall starts in 7 days (but don't get too excited)

Real cold fronts begin to arrive mid-October

By Kaiti Blake - Meteorologist

SAN ANTONIO - It’s been 84-years, err, 87 days since summer began -- but who's counting?

June 20 was the day we tried to hold on to what was left of spring before it was ripped from our hands by the cruel, cruel summer heat we see every year.

Since then, we’ve done what Texans do: We persevered. We have powered through 15 days when the high temperature was AT LEAST 100 degrees, more than double our annual average of eight days. While not uncommon, let's be real, it is still not that fun to deal with.

Don’t forget about that harrowing weekend of July 29 and 30 when we hit 104 degrees on Saturday and 105 on Sunday. #HotHotHot

Don’t worry, South Texas. The seasons -- they are a-changin'!

Fall officially begins in just one week.

The autumnal equinox will occur at 3:02 p.m. CST Friday, Sept. 22. The equinox marks the moment when the center of the sun sits directly over the Earth’s equator.

Prior to this moment, the northern hemisphere -- where we live -- has been tilted closer to the sun. That means we’ve had more intense solar radiation beating down on us. 

Keep up with the latest KSAT weather forecast HERE!

After 3:02 p.m., we’ll continue our trek around the sun. However, the Northern Hemisphere will now begin to be tilted further away from the sun. So begins the season of fall.

WAIT! Before you dust off your sweatshirts and Uggs, we have some less-than-thrilling news.

Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-90s next Friday, and – you guessed it – it’s going to be humid.

We know what you’re thinking… “It was just cool a few days ago! What happened?!”

We were #blessed with an unusually early cold front.

While it wasn’t necessarily cold outside, that front brought us some drier air, which made it feel much nicer outside. Unfortunately, that air couldn’t hang around forever. As the overall weather pattern has changed, we’re now back to our hot and humid ways.

Unlike the pumpkin spice craze, the hot weather won’t last forever. Soon, we’ll see some stronger and more consistent cold fronts arrive.

Here’s the numbers to prove it: The average high temperature in September is 90.3 degrees. By October, that number drops to 82.2 degrees.

You better believe we’ll be waiting.

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