September begins the beautiful autumn season in South Carolina, with the temperatures steadily on the wane. The average temperatures are in the range of 55°F (12.8°C) to 88°F (31.1°C), signifying better days ahead. Long Creek in the upstate region has one of the most comfortable conditions in the state, with temperatures in the range of 57°F (13.9°C) to 79°F (26.1°C). The precipitation is to the tune of 4" (102mm) to 6" (152mm), with mostly clear skies and sunny days. The early fall season is prone to an occasional heatwave that can push the midday temperatures over 90°F (32.2°C). The colors begin to change in the mountains by the fourth week of September and quickly spread from west to east. The hurricane season, which is at its peak during the fall season, causes considerable destruction of property and occasionally even results in evacuations. The hunting and growing seasons find a great ally in the pleasant autumn weather. Late September brings a pleasant change in the weather of South Carolina.