By Hannah Gard and Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologists, Updated 6:35 AM ET, Sat August 21, 2021
(CNN) At the halfway point of August, fall is quickly approaching as schools are back in session.
But warm temperatures and prolonged drought could hinder the traditional fall feeling of cool, crisp mornings with beautiful foliage on the trees.
The Climate Prediction Center’s (CPC) extended three-month outlook for September through November is showing a similar story for most of the country — above average temperatures.
The CPC has also increased chances for La Niña this fall. While this could be good news for the drought-stricken western states, it does not bode well for areas impacted by tropical systems in the Atlantic.