GRAND FORKS — It was a scorcher up and down the Red River Valley Monday, Sept. 16, as temperatures climbed close to 90 degrees in some areas.
With temperatures in the 80s and climbing across much of the region, many people headed outdoors. In Grand Forks, it was a great day for golfers that came to Lincoln Golf Course.
"The weather is beautiful out," said golfer Max Loehlein. "Between the nice warm weather and nice cool breeze, it's been really nice."
But is the sudden shift in weather normal? WDAY Chief Meteorologist John Wheeler said it's not unusual to have warm weather in September.
"We're 11, 15 degrees above average. Tonight will be even more so with an overnight low in the upper 60s," Wheeler said on Monday. 'That's just not that crazy. If anything, what was more unusual is starting about mid-August and going up until just a few days ago our weather had been consistently cool."
If you think the warm weather means that fall will be unusually warm or cold, Wheeler said that it's too early to tell.
"Meteorologists are not able to know if there's going to be another big cold outbreak in late September or early October or if the winter will start early. That's just not something we can predict at this point in the season," Wheeler said.