BLOG: Fall-like temps arrive with the calendar flip

BLOG: Fall-like temps arrive with the calendar flip

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's been a long-time coming, and just last week we were talking about how we couldn't seem to get rid of those 90 degree temps.

But the calendar reads October 1st and this morning the thermometer read 52°. That sounds so cool-- but the average morning low is 54°. So while it isn't necessarily cooler than average, it sounds and feels cool because we've been so warm of late. In fact, it was the coolest morning we've had in over 4 months-- since reaching 47° on the morning of May 23rd.

Despite the crisp start (pumpkin spice latte anyone?) we'll make it back to 80° this afternoon, which will end up being 4° above average. But the humidity will remain low, so we'll take it! Sunday is pretty much a copy and repeat day.

Meanwhile, while our local weather at home may be quiet, Hurricane Matthew is quite the monster in the Caribbean. Matthew topped out on the hurricane scale overnight, briefly reaching Category 5 strength before dropping back down to a strong Category 4 early this morning.

Jamaica and Haiti will be the first area of concern for this storm early next week, but beyond that, some weather computer models still take the storm a little too close for comfort to the East Coast late next week. This storm definitely bears close watching. You can see the most recent track from the National Hurricane Center here.

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