Fantastic fall weather feels just fine

Posted September 23, 2012 6:48 p.m. EDT
Updated September 24, 2012 8:34 a.m. EDT

— 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.