Brrrr! It's a CHILLY start to the day! I actually had to dig out the fuzzy boots, because my feet were freezing this morning! Temperatures have been in the upper 40s and low 50s for most, so it's definitely a sweater/jacket kind of morning.
Kendra posted last night that yesterday set a record low high temperature at GSP with a high of 55 degrees. The record low high temperature means that 55° was the coldest high temperature we've seen on an October 8th since we began keeping temperature records. And I should note, that 55° temperature came just after midnight - so VERY early Monday morning. Most of the day (including through the afternoon), temperatures were in the low 50s.
Highs today will be about ten degrees warmer than yesterday, so we'll see some movement on thermometers. However, the highs will still be about ten degrees below-normal. We'll top out in the low 60s in WNC and the mid 60s in the Upstate, so it will be another day with a real "fall feel."
The clouds are holding tough this morning - but they'll begin to clear by late-morning. The clouds will clear from west to east, so if you're in NE GA or SW NC, you'll see the sunshine sooner than people in Gaffney or Rutherfordton.
Highs return to normal on Wednesday with plenty of sunshine on tap for the Upstate. In WNC, a cold front will bring a small shower chance to TN border spots - then temperatures will drop into the 30s by Thursday morning. That means we could see some patchy frost on the higher elevations.