Toasty Week Ahead for the Carolinas

As we had a very pleasant weekend and a recent cool-down, we will be reminded that we still live in the South this week. Sunlight will be fading earlier, but temperatures will not. There could be perhaps another day at the pool or two left before the end of the season. However, a beach trip is still fun, even in the dead of winter for some reason. It’s an escape. Anyway, back to the weather.

Temperatures will ramp up this week into the mid 80s, and upper 80s for some. The peak of the heat will be on Tuesday for some and Wednesday for some, depending on location. But those two days are expected to be the hottest this week. Below are the peak expected highs:

Things don’t look too unbearable, as temperatures will return to the 70s for highs later this week. For those that prefer summer, this week could be the last hurrah. However, there have been record high temperatures in the South in October, so we’re not saying to close those pools just yet.

As we start October, temperatures will still be slightly above normal. This would mean upper 70s to low 80s. But there are no signs of any extreme heat.

Of course, tropical season is still in full swing, but the good news is there are no immediate impacts expected for the Carolinas!

Get out and enjoy these days as it is expected to be dry and free from rain for the most part!

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!