7-day forecast signals arrival of fall

Posted September 22, 2008 6:55 a.m. EDT
Updated September 22, 2008 8:46 p.m. EDT

— Fall's first full week looks lovely and temperate, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Moss forecast Monday.  The weather will be "much more fall like" – "just about normal for this time of year," Moss said.

Some areas of central North Carolina saw light rain and showers Monday morning, but by afternoon those should all have cleared for a sunny afternoon.

Monday is likely to be the warmest day of the week. The forecast high temperature is 81 degrees.

A weakening cold front comes in Monday night, pushing the daytime highs into the upper-60s to low-70s for the balance of the week. The cool evenings might not break out of the 50s until next Saturday.

The Triangle's next shot at rain will come late Wednesday and into Thursday.

Low pressure developing off the southeastern coast later in the week may bring increased cloud cover and rain chances by then, especially in areas to the east of the Triangle.

Meanwhile in the tropics, a "very intense" depression was dumping 10 to 20 inches of rain on Puerto Rico Monday, Moss said. If the depression strengthens, it could become Tropical Storm Kyle in the next couple days.