We know the question on your mind, Fort Worthians — when is it going to cool off? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for September, October, and November.
While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what fall will bring.
Reminder: The first day of fall is on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Think warm. This fall, Fort Worth has a 35-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect the usual amount of rain. On average Fort Worth receives ~2.5 inches of rain in both September + November and over four inches in October.
Drought conditions are expected to persist this season.
Typically in Panther City, September’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 67° and an average high of 89°, but expect to see more of those near-90° days this year. If you aren’t a fan of the heat, we have some good news: The average high will drop ~8° from August. Pro tip: September has an average daily UV index of 6, so don’t slack on the sunscreen.
In October, the average high and low temps are between 76° + 58°. It is one of the rainiest months of the year with an average of 11 days of rain and often has patchy cloud cover. Pro tip: Pack a raincoat or umbrella when you’re out picking pumpkins or perusing the rides at the State Fair of Texas.
Not so cold November
Historically, average highs in November drop ~11° to 65°, with an average low of 49°Bonus: November is one of the windiest months in Fort Worth bringing in blustery winter breezes.