We know the question on your mind, Chattanoogans — when’s it going to get cool? 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, Chattanooga has a 33-40% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect slightly more precipitation. The Scenic City has a 40-50% chance of seeing higher than average rainfall amounts this fall.
Typically in Chattanooga, September’s temperatures fluctuate between an average high of 81.9° + an average low of 61.2° during the nights — making temperatures ideal for outdoor activities. Not a fan of the rain? Good news. Historically, September is the month with the least amount of rainfall in the Scenic City.
Cool down in October
Get your cameras ready, October is a picturesque month in Chattanooga when the autumn colors really start to pop. We were even ranked as one of the top spots in the US to see fall colors. The average high temperature drops to 70.2°, and generally, the average low temperature is 49.3°. October also tends to be one of the least humid months of the year — we’re already sighing with relief.
Historically, temperatures in November fluctuate between 40.1° + 57.6°. It’s also usually the first month past summer to see any snowfall — but with a greater chance of high temps this year, that might not happen.