September begins the beautiful autumn season in West Virginia that sees average temperatures in the pleasant 44°F (6.7°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range. The average high temperatures are in the 70°F (21.1°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) range, while the average low temperatures are cooler between 44°F (6.7°C) to 57°F (13.9°C). Early fall receives 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) of rain and an average of 15 days of sun during the month. The leaves start to turn colors by mid-September, and the different colors from orange to amber and red to burgundy is a treat for the eyes in the backdrop of the mountains. Hiking the narrow trails in the mountains or stepping on the crunchy leaves on the winding roads in the temperate weather is a lovely experience. Wildlife is equally active during the autumn season as the birds and animals strive to gather food before the onset of the winter. The fall season is prone to cold winds and drops in temperatures in the evening, so better dress in warm clothes, while engaged in outdoor activities.