Fall officially arrives Wednesday

Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-20 17:39:49-04

WEST MICHIGAN — It’s that time of year again! We say goodbye to summer on Tuesday and officially welcome fall in at 4:20 Wednesday morning. It’s what’s known as the autumnal equinox and is the point where the sun is directly overhead of the equator. Translated, it basically means equal days/equal nights with about 12 hours of each.

We’ll now start to notice the days here in Michigan will get shorter faster since the sun is now below the equator. You’ll also notice the sun will appear lower and lower in the sky (off the horizon) due to the shorter days. Remember this is the start of fall for the northern hemisphere, but the start of spring in the southern hemisphere.

The first week of fall here in West Michigan will be quite the enjoyable one, especially for the start of ArtPrize. In fact, there is no rain in our 7-Day forecast at this point. There also is no huge warm-ups or big cool downs expected the next several days. Temperatures will generally reach the 70s for highs during the day with lows in the upper 40s/low-mid 50s.

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