For weeks, the Garden State has been anything but. The hottest summer ever was followed by a bone-dry September, leading to dry lawns, concerns about a drought emergency and parched crops.
However, the last day of September brought a two-part storm. The first part had commuters still talking about it hours after their soggy morning.
And the second part threatened to wash out an otherwise summer-like night. Now, the dog days are gone, and Halloween isn't far behind.