The first day of autumn will be anything but anything but autumn-like as temperatures remain well above average for this time of year.
Autumn officially begins at 3:50 AM EDT, and widespread wake-up temperatures in the 60’s can be expected, for the exception of maybe a few mountainous areas in the 50’s. This would be autumn standards if we were talking high temperatures, but instead afternoon temperatures will soar into the 80’s widespread over much of the Carolinas with the only exception being some of the higher elevations, and many areas nearing the 90 degree mark; not the greatest way to start off the fall season. Mostly sunny skies are expected, but a weak cold front will move into the western portion of our region late for your Monday into Monday night. A brief shower or storm is possible in portions of the mountains, albeit nothing spectacular.
Carolina Weather Authority