Warmer, Wetter Days Ahead

A brief hiatus from summer arrived Saturday, but the 80s could make a comeback soon.

Seasonable temperatures in the 60s and 70s have returned to the Carolinas this Saturday afternoon, but don’t expect them to stick around. In fact, the 80s could return to the forecast heading into the final week of October. Winds will shift back to the south on Sunday, pairing with sunny skies to push temperatures 5-10° above average. Highs near 80° in the Piedmont continue into the workweek before a rainmaking system arrives from the west.

The Severe Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Level 2/5 Slight Risk for the western half of the Carolinas on Monday. While the tornado risk appears to be low, isolated strong storms could pack gusty winds and locally heavy rain. The low severe risk is there, but our chances for some much-needed widespread heavy rain are not. Those of us who need the rain should look to Wednesday night into Thursday for some relief. Beyond Monday, temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50s and 60s for much of the week ahead.

Tonight: Clear and cool. Low: 50°. Wind: Light.

Sunday: Warm sunshine early with clouds arriving later. High: 79°. Wind: S 5-10.

Sunday Night: Variable clouds. A bit warmer. Low: 57°. Wind: S 5-10.

Monday: Clouds and sun. Scattered showers late. High: 81°. Wind: SW 5-15. Gusts: 20+