GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This muggy weather we're having isn't normal. In fact, it's breaking all time records for the month of October. The humid, sticky air will sit over the Piedmont through the rest of the week, thanks to the tropical air drawn northward by Nate.
The low temperature on Monday was just 73 degrees. That's the warmest we've ever been for a low temperature during the month of October in the Piedmont. Not only did we set that monthly record, but Sunday tied a daily record with a muggy low temp of 69 as well.
What's going on? Well, humidity is through the roof thanks to once tropical storm Nate. The storm rolled in, and dragged a tropical air mass into the Carolinas. So far, nothing has been able to push it out of here, leaving us with sticky air.
Overnight low temperatures will remain in the 70s through Thursday. We're on pace to set three more daily records for muggiest low temperature. Before this week, the Triad area had only ever seen two October nights will low temperatures in the 70s.
On top of the mugginess, air temperatures are above average for this time of the year. Our average highs would be in the low 70s, but we'll have highs in the mid 80s, the first half of the week. Factor in the humidity, and it feels more like the low 90s.
We'll have cooler weather by Friday, before more warm weather moves in this weekend. Highs will once again be above average Saturday through at least early next week, but humidity shouldn't be nearly as bad.