Fall finally arrived and it’ll be noticed in the temperatures

A strong cold front has ushered those fall-like conditions back into the area as we near the weekend!
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 5:05 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Fall has finally arrived!

A pleasant end to the work week ahead...

  • Chilly starts, comfortable afternoons through Saturday
  • Another cold front moves through Sunday into Monday
  • Keeping an eye on the tropics...
It will be more chilly with comfortable weather through Saturday.
It will be more chilly with comfortable weather through Saturday.(WBTV)

Charlotte reached a high temperature of 96-degrees to start off the first day of fall... But a strong cold front has ushered those fall-like conditions back into the area as we near the weekend! Gusty winds are ushering in drier, cooler conditions and temperatures will start off in the 40s and 50s across the region Friday morning as a result.

With high pressure building in, anticipate lots of sunshine Friday afternoon as highs only reach the 60s and 70s. Saturday morning will be even cooler before a gradual warming trend takes us into the second half of the weekend. Highs will be back in the mid 80s by Sunday afternoon and the humidity will be a little higher as well. Eventually, another cold front will bring cooler and more comfortable conditions our way once again, and maybe even a few showers and storms in the process.

Although the rest of the 7-day forecast looks dry and comfortable, the Southeast will have to keep a close eye on the tropics for any possible impacts into the extended forecast. Here’s your early heads up/first alert to check in for frequent updates over the next week or so as we monitor what comes of Invest 98L. Invest 98L will likely become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next day or so.

A move into a more favorable environment for intensification in the Central/Western Caribbean is then possible from there. But, because this system has not developed yet, we have much to learn over the next couple of days. We’ll keep you posted!