It’s the first day of September and schools around North Carolina are in full session, and many our looking forward to one last weekend to celebrate summer as Labor Day draws near.
We’ve had a pretty warm summer in North Carolina, and temperatures are started to cool off a little in the evenings which inspire days spent at the beach and evenings with hoodies and bonfires.
The beginning of fall depends on who you ask, but we definitely inch closer once we wrap up another Labor Day holiday. The first day of autumn is officially the autumnal equinox, which occurs this year on September 23. The autumnal equinox, according to astronomers, is when the sun will be directly overhead of the equator as the Earth’s tilt begins to point he Northern Hemisphere away from the sun.
If you are longing for crisp, cool fall weather, it will be a little ways off for Coastal North Carolina as temperatures are warmer than average for much of us and is accompanied by stifling humidity. We are dipping into the upper 60s in the evenings and it will continue as we near the official start of spring later in the month.
We can enjoy the warmer temperatures for a few more weeks and it gives you a chance to check off any of those items you’ve missed on your summer bucket list.
What’d we miss? Share your favorite summer activities in North Carolina in the comments below!