As hard to believe as it may be, summer is drawing to an end and the first days of fall are upon us. Will the Hudson Valley experience fall-like weather here in the coming days. The forecast is looking that way, though there could be a chance for rain by midweek. How long will the threat of precipitation hang around?

Monday may be one of the best days of the week, with highs in the mid 70s and mostly sunny skies though the day. Lows overnight will be cool, with temps falling to the mid 50s. Tuesday should be pretty much the same, with highs in the low to mid 70s and mostly sunny skies again. Some clouds will start to roll in overnight with lows in the upper 50s.

Wednesday will bring a slight chance for am afternoon shower, with highs in the mid 70s. There will be a chance for scattered showers again through the night, with lows in the mid 50s. Thursday will see the greatest chance for rain, as showers are expected last on and off through the day. Highs will be in the upper 60s, and lows in the mid 50s. Friday will round out the week much like began, with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 70s. The extended forecast for the weekend is pretty much calling for more pleasant weather, with highs in the 70s once again.

Wednesday at 3;2) PM marks the autumnal equinox (or, fall equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere. We will begin to see later sunrises and earlier sunsets here in the coming weeks, leading to the winter solstice in December, which will be in the shortest day of the year.

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