It has felt like the middle of summer this week across the Carolinas with extremely high humidity levels coupled with temperatures 10-15 degrees above average for this time of year.
The good news is temperatures and the humidity will drop for the rest of your work week and the weekend; however, we are still looking at above average temperatures.
The image below shows that we are expecting temperatures to be 4-8 degrees above average through Monday afternoon next week.
The coolest day over the next five days will be on Friday with high pressure to our north funneling cooler air from the Atlantic. Skies will also be partly cloudy, leading to lower temperatures. Temperatures increase on Saturday and Sunday into the upper 70s to low 80s as the high pressure pulls away.
On Monday, a cold front is expected to sweep across the Carolinas, finally pushing the heat and humidity out to sea (image below).
Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s, which is near to slightly above average for this time of year next week. Overnight temperatures will be in the 40s for the first half of next week. The GFS computer model shows the warmest temperatures over the middle part of the country through the middle of next week.
Unfortunately, it looks like above average temperatures will build back in the Carolinas around October 20-23th, and will more than likely linger through the end of the month. It remains unclear how warm it will be the last week and a half of October.