The new week (Sept. 19-25) will be off to a wet start, but the majority of this week will be nice, sunny, and warm as we say hello to fall on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10:21 a.m..

Monday, Sept. 19:  Monday will be the wet day of the week, so the morning commute to work or school will be a mess! Have the rain gear if you’re waiting at the bus stop because rain may be falling. During the day, expect rounds of showers and thunderstorms. Most of this rain will be light, but it may get moderate to heavy briefly in the morning. Then the rain will taper off in the evening with a shower around 6 p.m. and mostly cloudy skies, leading to only the chance for an isolated shower or storm afterward. In total, the rain will add up to an inch, which will help with the severe drought in Wilton, but it will definitely not get rid of it. We will need about ten inches of rain in a month to end it, which will be very hard to accomplish.

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Tuesday, Sept. 20:  On Tuesday, the nicer weather will move in, although it will still be a bit humid and there is a slight chance for a morning shower because of the slow-moving cold front. Tuesday will be a warmer day with the sun coming out in the afternoon following clouds in the morning.

Wednesday, Sept. 21:  Wednesday looks like an absolutely gorgeous day with cool temperatures in the morning that will heat up into the low 80’s during the early afternoon hours, making for a comfortably mild day. There will also be lots of sunshine and dry air as another strong area of high pressure builds into the Northeast.

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Thursday, Sept. 22:  The beautiful weather will carry over into our Thursday, featuring mostly sunny skies on the first day of fall, even though it won’t quite feel like autumn. It will be a great day to head outside for lunch or to take a nice, long walk because of the mild, dry conditions.

Friday, Sept. 23:  The work and school week will end very nicely with sunny skies and a few clouds Friday. Temperatures will remain five to ten degrees above average hovering around the 80 degree mark. Speaking of the heat, at the nearest climate site in Bridgeport, they have tied the record number of 90 degree days in a year at 18 days. In Wilton, I’m sure we have had a couple more of those hot days.

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Saturday, Sept. 24:  Then for the weekend, on Saturday, a dip in the jet stream will lead to cooler air and the chance for a shower. For an early look at the timing, I’m thinking that the rain is most likely due around midday, but that certainly can change. Otherwise, the day will feature periods of sun and clouds.

Sunday, Sept. 25:  A new high pressure will dive down from Canada into New England, which will cool temperatures even further on Sunday. This is when it will definitely feel like fall with temperatures only warming up to the low 70’s under the mostly sunny skies.

Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School junior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.