Showers remained in the area through Monday evening.
Monday's high temperature was 78 – about 10 degrees above normal – and a temperature roller coaster is forecast for the remainder of the week.
"It will be unseasonably warm tonight and for the next few days," Fishel said. Tuesday and Wednesday will be humid with record-threatening high temperatures in the mid-80s.
"We have a strong southwesterly flow, that will do two things: bring in the warmth and bring in the moisture," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "Expect it to feel more like summer than fall."
Expect a swing of almost 20 degrees from Thursday to Friday when a refereshingly cool air mass moves into North Carolina. The cold front could bring the chance for the first frost. "Much cooler weather is on the way for the end of the work week and the weekend," Fishel said.