A month after the calendar said so, Fall finally arrives

Fall has arrived, finally

MORGANTOWN, NC (WBTV) - A cold front barreled through the Carolinas over the weekend, bringing high winds and cold temperatures. Many areas had their first frost and freeze warnings of the season.

The high winds knocked power out to many, though most power had been restored by Monday morning. The cold temperatures also ushered in lower humidity. That helped spark grass fires in several places. Officials are urging people to be extra careful because grasses and leaves are “tinder dry.”

Local hardware stores report increased sales of heaters and heating equipment. More cold weather is expected through the week.

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