Tropical Storm Gabrielle affecting NC. Some good chances of rain and cooler weather!

The 90 degree readings will be here one more day as we continue a warmer than normal period! Temperatures will fall off this week and a few days may see temps only in the 70s and some mid 80s in the southern areas! Several rain chances this week as the cooler air arrives along a slow moving front. This will be a hit or miss rain week so it is hard to pinpoint the best chances, but they definitely increase starting Monday Night and Tuesday and another more concentrated chance on Thursday.

Gabrielle will come on shore in the Outer Banks later this morning into early afternoon. She has strengthened some this morning and may be a pretty strong 55 mph storm for some. She is going to redirect north and East pretty quickly and head out to sea. The tropics remain kind of busy, but the area should remain free of tropical threats based on the upper air wind patterns.

OF NOTE.. The strongest cold air intrusion of th season will hot the upper Midwest and the northeast with daytime temps in the 50s for the first times this year! Canada will be pretty cool and many frosts and freezes will occur up there! Winter is on the way!