LOGAN SQUARE — Don’t put your swimsuits and beach towels away just yet.
Summer officially ends on Saturday, when August finishes up, but experts are saying this fall could be warmer than usual in Chicago.
The Climate Prediction Center, which is a part of the National Weather Service, says there’s an “enhanced” chance temperatures will be above average from September through November, said Kevin Birk, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
That could mean the city could have a fairly steamy fall: The average high temperature for September is 74.8 degrees, though that drops to 48.2 degrees by November, Birk said.
The Climate Prediction Center doesn’t expect the city to be any rainier or drier than normal, Birk said. The city typically gets 9.51 inches of rain and snow during the fall.
This weekend will stay fairly warm, with temperatures in the 70s predicted for Friday through Monday. Labor Day is expected to be the warmest day of the weekend with a high temperature of 78, according to the National Weather Service.
And though it’s further off, the Climate Prediction Center says there are equal chances for the winter months — December, January and February — to be colder or warmer than average in Chicago. There’s a chance it will be a snowier winter than normal, though.