Weather in September
is the beginning of the beautiful autumn season of Mississippi
, with the day temperatures still in the hot range of 84°F (28.9°C) to 88°F (31.1°C). Nights tend to be more comfortable in the zone of 63°F (17.2°C) to 71°F (21.7°C). The precipitation decreases in the fall season, but Mississippi is never truly dry. The bright sunshine lasts up to a daily 8 hours, but the fall colors are not yet evident in the majority of the state. The water temperatures in the Gulf are favorable for swimming as well as other activities. September is the season of apples, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes.
The precipitation registers between 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) statewide, with 8 to 10 wet days in the month. Thunderstorms usually decline by late September, and wind speeds are moderate at best. However, the possibility of a tornado invading the coast from the south is real. Each passing day in September makes the conditions more pleasant in Mississippi.