You'll have to forgive me if I get a little misty-eyed while I write this. No, you won't see it, but it MIGHT make me SOUND a little giddy in my choice of words.

I typically take my vacation during the third week in August. And while it is still summertime when I return, it's FALL as far as I'm concerned. And that's because the kids are back in school, plain and simple.

Yes, I know it isn't OFFICIALLY autumn until the latter third of September. And, by way of many conversations with Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart over the years, I know that METEOROLOGICAL fall doesn't begin until September 1st.

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Well, that time has arrived and I am excited, and not just because it's September. We can have some pretty hot Septembers here. No, I'm excited because I'm seeing the word "cool" pop up a lot in the Old Farmer's Almanac with regards to the weather for the coming month.

We're fast approaching my favorite time of the year, and I'm counting on the old almanac to come through with its predictions. See, when it comes to autumn, my idea of "doing something" could simply be sitting in a chair in the yard on a nice day. And it looks like we could have a number of them, if it all pans out.

The almanac DOES say the Ohio Valley will experience thunderstorms in the first week of September, but that doesn't track with what I'm seeing for our immediate area, according to this 7-day forecast from Eyewitness News:

But, then again, the Ohio Valley is mighty big and the rain could happen elsewhere.

But as we keep going, I'm seeing rainy and cool, sunny and cool, rainy and cool, sunny and mild.

I'll take it. I'll take all of it. I just hope it's not so much rain that we can't ENJOY the cool. But I'll take it, nonetheless. I just want enough long, cool, and dry periods so that I can enjoy some drives through the countryside during the best time of year FOR that particular activity.

So come on, Old Farmer's Almanac, don't let me down. I've got backroads waiting to see me.

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