Published: 2013-10-21 06:06:00
Updated: 2013-10-21 17:16:32
Posted October 21, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — With tumbling temperatures and the potential for frost, this week’s weather outlook in Central North Carolina is a fall lover’s delight.
Monday and Tuesday will mark the warmest days of the week. On Monday, temperatures topped at at 68 degrees.
"We could see 70 Tuesday before temperatures really take a tumble," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
A succession of cold fronts will roll in through the course of the week, dropping temperatures into the 60s and even the 50s by week’s end.
Overnight lows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be in the upper 30s.
“We’re looking at potentially some of the coldest temperatures we’ve seen so far this season,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “We may, at the end of this week, be seeing our first potential for frost.”
Residents woke up to a chilly start to the work week. It was 41 degrees in Raleigh, 44 in Durham and 37 in Southern Pines at 6 a.m.
“It is a chilly, chilly morning. It will be a little bit of a shock to the system,” Gardner said.
She said high clouds will act as "an insulation blanket" to help warm up the day to a pleasant 70 degrees.