The characteristics of fall weather vary according to where one is experiencing the weather, but in the Northeast portion of the United States, fall weather is characterized by shorter days and mild to brisk daytime temperatures that drop sharply at night. Fall also brings cool, blustery winds and frequent rain.
By mid-fall, the days are noticeably cooler, and frost sometimes develops overnight. The trees are barren and plants and shrubs are dried. The sky is gray most of the time. Occasional snowfall or freezing rain is not uncommon at this time.
By late fall, the days and nights are cold and short. Night skies are clear but cold. Days are generally gray, damp and chilly. Late fall in this region is almost always assured of a sample of winter weather.