October Slowly Warms Up in the Carolinas

If you hate the cold chill and windy conditions, fear not, as a slow warmup will occur through the middle of the month. We will start to see temperatures gradually climbing back into the 80s, but doubt we will reach the 90s. However, cold shots like the ones we have been seeing will be far and few in between. Now we could get some cooler shots towards the end of the month, but overall the call is for a slightly above normal October, with mainly above normal in the mountains.

The Euro ensemble mean is showing ridging across much of the central US into mid-month. This means above-average temperatures for millions.

The regular Euro is also indicating warmer than usual temperatures across much of the country through mid-month:

There will be days when temperatures are close to normal for this time of year, especially for the Carolinas and across the Coastal Plain. But much warmer days combined with that will cause our temperatures to mainly be slightly above average overall. The mountains are usually cooler, so they will see generally above-average temperatures.

Therefore, our call for the rest of this month as a whole:


It will be comfortable outside for the most part! And most evenings will be absolutely perfect for an outdoor fire. We are still monitoring the tropics as they remain active, and could remain active through the end of this month. Precipitation amounts are expected to remain above-average due to tropical systems and overall storminess. Soak up any sunshine while you can!

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!