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Fantastic fall weather feels just fine

Posted September 23, 2012
Updated September 24, 2012

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— Autumn weather is striking seasonable tones in North Carolina this week — mild, sunny days followed by cool nights.

"We finished off the week on a gorgeous note (Sunday)," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "Temperatures were very comfortable and about five degrees shy of normal."

Triangle residents woke up Monday to temperatures in the 50s, after the mercury dipped into the 40s overnight for the first time since May 12. Today's high is expected to be 75 in Raleigh.

"Our temperatures are little on the cool side for this time of year," Moss said.

A high-pressure system sitting over the region means abundant sunshine and barely noticeable humidity. The mild weather should continue through the week.

"We'll see deep blue skies for a good portion of the day, and we'll see humidity on the low side."

Thursday will be the hottest day of the week, reaching a high around 86 degrees. There is a shot of isolated thunderstorms Thursday evening and night.

Next weekend will also be mild, with partly sunny skies and highs around 80 degrees.

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  • Rebelyell55 Sep 24, 2012

    @spoonman, I know the feeling, had to go outside to get warm this morning, and it's still 65 in the house and 72 outside.

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 24, 2012

    Great fishing weather!

  • spoonman Sep 24, 2012

    resisting the urge to turn my gas hot water heater up this morning... psnc's not gonna get that extra change from me just yet!

  • Stormy13 Sep 24, 2012

    Simply beautiful weather, until the NC State Fair begins on Oct. 11, then the rain will arrive as usual! Sure wish we could get the warm days, cool nights for the entire State Fair this year. Sure would help the vendors, not to mention attendance for the State Fair in general. I take time off my full-time job each year to work at the Fair and it would be so very nice not to have to deal with rainy weather this year.

  • Coolbreeze Sep 24, 2012

    At least it isn't 99 with a heat index of 110....

  • Shadow666 Sep 24, 2012

    Look! It's actually going to feel like fall for 2 days...then back to summer.

  • busyb97 Sep 24, 2012

    I hope we have as long of an autumn weather run as we did with our spring!