Raleigh, N.C. — Temperatures are expected to reach into the low 70s for the start of the work week before cooling off Thursday, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
High pressure pushed out the clouds for a clear, sunny Sunday across central North Carolina.
"This was about the brightest day we have seen this month," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.
Temperatures Sunday climbed into the mid-60s, still well shy of the seasonal average, but overnight temps will fall into the low 40s.
Monday looks to be another relatively nice day with temperatures climbing into the low 70s, although high clouds will increase through the day.
A series of fast-moving fronts will keep central North Carolina under cloudy skies again through the week, and each will bring successively cold temperatures, Wilmoth said.
Autumn has truly arrived.
"By the end of the week, we could see daytime highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees," Wilmoth said.