From storm windows to raking, seasonal tasks seem more burdensome than usual, said Dennis Lukaszewski, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Urban Extension Office.
"I think everybody's been putting it off, waiting for the warm weather," he
said."You keep saying, 'Next week we're going to have the Indian summer,' but it never really warmed up.And I'm still waiting."
It appears that the wait is just about over, with the National Weather Service
forecasting a break in the lingering chill.
Highs in the mid-50s today would break that string of below-normal temperatures, and 60 is within reach on Friday as the wind shifts to the southwest.
Even the bugs seemed to pack it in a bit early this fall, according to Lukaszewski
.The Asian ladybugs and other insects seemed to disappear early, he
For those who fear warmer weather will take away their excuses for delaying the yardwork, the weekend forecast does include a chance of rain.
A version of this story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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