September brings the mild fall season to Maryland with changing colors and a pleasant atmosphere. Temperatures retreat from the peak to average in the moderate 70°F (21.1°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range during the day and 55°F (12.8°C) to 62°F (16.7°C) in the night. Fall evenings are breezy everywhere, with lower temperatures in the western portion than the rest of the state. The thunderstorm activity decreases significantly, but one or two storms are standard. The precipitation is generally less compared to the summer. Crisp and clear days are perfect for scenic drives along the countryside. The leaves change colors by the third week of September, which is an excellent period for camping under the starlight skies. Orchards are full of apples, and there are plenty of pumpkin patches and mazes of corn. Expect the landscape to adorn a wide array of colors as temperatures decrease steadily with the advance of the fall season. September is one of the best times to visit Maryland with fewer crowds and pristine weather.