Forecast finally feels like fall

Posted October 21, 2013

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— 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.

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“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.


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  • ncouterbanks69 Oct 21, 2013

    Yuck....I guess it is that time of year though. Better than highs in the 30's that is for sure.

  • seeingthru Oct 21, 2013

    But we never got spring or summer. The woollies are indicating a mild winter too.

  • Liebe ist fur alle Oct 21, 2013

    "No scientist but I think I am right on this."

    In part, but the Rhinovirus thrives in cold dry conditions.

  • Liebe ist fur alle Oct 21, 2013

    Yeah! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooooooooooow!

  • taskmaster27858 Oct 21, 2013

    Gonna be a cold one this winter!!!!

  • Geez Louise Oct 21, 2013

    @inside, take me with you!!!

  • icdumbpeople Oct 21, 2013

    Love this weather!!! Perfect!

  • Inside The Beltline Oct 21, 2013

    I'll be spending more weekends at my little place in West Palm Beach more often now that the cool weather is settling in.

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 21, 2013

    My black lab loves this weather.

  • ringlets21 Oct 21, 2013

    I can't wait for winter. But fall is good too.