We have been posting about the upcoming cold temperatures for late next week, and the models have been consistent. We will be having potentially the coldest temperatures so far this season with this autumn outbreak. But the temperatures we will feel are more like November.
By the end of next week, well-below average temperatures will grip the Carolinas. Daytime highs might not get out of the 60s, and nighttime lows may dip into the upper 30s for some. The cold will arrive on a northerly wind, which will cause blustery conditions. We are officially in fall, so the cold outbreaks are expected, but the one coming next week will have more than just a slight chill.
It might be a good idea to bring sensitive plants indoors ahead of time so they are not damaged. Some locations in the Southeast may receive their first frost of the season. To the west of the mountains, the first freeze is possible.
Is this an indication of the coming winter? It could be. The only thing we would need is more frequent and long-lasting cold shots. Then, persistence would say that the beginning of winter would be cold. But we are unsure of this.
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