RALEIGH — You might want to get out that sweater you found on sale because morning low temperatures this week are forecast to mirror the season that began late last month -- fall.
Forecasters say the Triangle will get down into the upper 40s Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Mondays highs will be only a few degrees above the 52 degrees recorded at 6 a.m., the forecast said, and theres an 80 percent chance of getting rained on during the afternoon.
As the week progresses, however, highs will get into the 60s Tuesday and then the more-normal 70s as the gates open for the N.C. State Fair on Thursday.
National Weather Service records show the normal high for Monday is 75, of which there is just about a zero chance.
The low for the date was just about on target, though. The average is 53.
The morning chills this week are unlikely to be anywhere near the records for the dates. Those range from 31 to 35 degrees Monday through Thursday.
And if cool October weather feels familiar, that could be because the record low for Friday, Oct. 12, is 29 degrees in 2010.
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