Weather

Near-record highs on the first day of fall

BE ALERT FOR PATCHY FOG THIS MORNING

TRACKING AN EAST COAST STORM SYSTEM

TURNING COOLER NEXT WEEK

Today: Partly cloudy and very warm. Stray mountain shower. Highs 83-89. Northeast wind 10 mph or less.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Patchy fog. Lows 57-63. Light wind.

Friday: Mostly sunny and very warm. Highs 83-89. Northeast wind 10 mph or less.

WEATHER SUMMARY

Fall officially arrives this morning at 10:21 AM, but it will feel like the middle of summer this afternoon. Near record heat! The record high is 90 set in 2007.

A weather disturbance is going to sit over the Carolinas through the week, and this will fight with high pressure to our north for control of our weather. It looks like high pressure will win - meaning warm days and sunshine (but more clouds east). With low pressure spinning near the coast, we can't rule out a few stray showers (with the better chance being east of I-81). At this point most areas are looking dry through at least Saturday.

Saturday looks hot with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 and mostly sunny skies. A few clouds clouds will be around Sunday along with a slight chance of a shower. Near record highs are expected Saturday through Monday!

Cooler air is expected next week, but just how much cooler is still yet to be determined. Timing of scattered showers next week is also up in the air (looks most likely Tuesday at this point), but check back for updates.

Temperature Outlook: Highs 85-90 through the weekend, 80s Monday and Tuesday, and upper 70s to lower 80s Wednesday. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s through early next week.

Our average high is 77°, low 53°.

Meteorologist David Boyd

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