Cooler temperatures bring changing leaves. | Photo by RALtoday
We know the question on your mind, Raleighites — when’s it going to get cool? Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for September, October, and November. While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what fall will bring.
Reminder: The first day of fall is on Thurs., Sept. 22.
Think warm. This fall, Raleigh has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.
Expect average precipitation. Our city is predicted to experience ordinary rainfall amounts (~2.54 inches on average each fall month) for the season.
What September has in store
Typically in Raleigh, September’s temperatures fluctuate between an average low of 64.4° and an average high of 81.7°, but expect to see more of those near-80° days this year. If you aren’t a fan of the heat, we have some good news: The average high will drop ~5.6° in September. Pro tip: September has an average daily maximum UV index of 5, so don’t slack on the sunscreen.
Onward with October
In October, the average high and low temps are between 70.9° + 53.6°. There isn’t much rainfall, so plan for warm, clear days, perfect for strolling through Moore Square with a Pumpkin King Cold Brew from Sir Walter’s in hand. Did you know? October is the driest month in Raleigh. On average, there’s only 2.13 inches of precipitation during the spooky season.
Next up, November
Historically, average highs in November drop ~10°to59.7°, with an average low of 42.8°. It’s also typically the first month past summer to see any snowfall — but with a greater change of high temps this year, that might not happen.Bonus: November is one of the least humid months in Raleigh. We’re already sighing with relief.
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Rooftop Stargazing | Wed., Sept. 21 | 8-10 p.m. | The Willard, 9 Glenwood Ave. | Free | Join the Raleigh Astronomy Club to view the starry skies. 🔭
Lifelong Hike | Wed., Sept. 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd. | $15 | Enjoy a peaceful morning hike around the millpond. 🥾
RN to BSN Information Session | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Prospective students can learn about William Peace University’s nursing program, including the application process, start dates, course info + more.*
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
For tickets to local and regional events, check out our 6AM Tickets resale marketplace.*
Super Coffee is available in three flavors: Cinnamon Roll, Caramel Waffle, and Blueberry Muffin. | Photo provided by Super Coffee
Real talk, Raleigh: A lot of us are go, go, go all of the time. If you’ve ever wished you could get your protein smoothie + caffeine fix at the same time, then Super Coffee might be exactly what you need.
Super Coffee uses all-natural ingredients, including:
Monk fruit (sweetens without processed sugar)
10 grams of protein (powers your day)
MCT oil (supports brain function)
It’s a real “two birds, one stone” kind of thing. ☕ *
So•ca permanently closed after its last dinner service last Sat., Sept. 17. The Latin American spot in the Village District served Raleigh for more than five years. You can still visit Kō•än, its sister restaurant inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine, at 2800 Renaissance Park Pl., Cary.
Krave Raleigh, located at 709 N. Person St., is now open. This alcohol-alternative bar + teahouse serves its drinks with kava, kratom, CBD, and delta products. Join this new spot for its grand opening on Sat., Oct. 8 from 12 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Wake County Animal Center is hosting a series of Community Pet Days to offer low-cost veterinary care like rabies shots, microchipping, and wellness services to pet owners. The first pop up event is on Sun., Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Northern Regional Center. 🐾
Property owners can apply for the City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant now until Sun., Oct. 9 to revitalize their vacant or underutilized commercial building space. This reimbursement program is intended to help small business owners with property improvements.
Grab a fishing poll + your NC fishing license because the NC Wildlife Resources Commission stockedHarris Lake County Park last week with ~500 channel catfish. This was the last restock of the season. 🎣
The AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown is celebrating its one year anniversary at The Willard Rooftoptoday, Sept. 19-Sun., Sept. 25 with a special cocktail. Ask for the Dogfather — it’s made with roasted marshmallow-infused Woodford Reserve bourbon. 🥃
Stop by Seven Saturdays Taproom (1323 Capital Blvd.) on Sun., Sept. 25 for its first annual Fall Fest. From 1-5 p.m., enjoy more than 20 vendors, games, beer, food from Bomb A$$ Sandwich Co., live music, and a raffle featuring two pairs of Canes tickets.
Some of the colorful pinwheels that were displayed in Stafford Commons. | Photo by @ncstatecounseling
September is National Suicide Prevention Month and NC Statecommemorated the 1,000 college students across the country lost to suicide each year by placing 1,000 pinwheels on Stafford Commons. We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone + to offer 14 resources and tips for a mental health check-in.
Services + resources
Join one of NAMI Wake County’s virtual, confidential support groups to be heard + helped.
Editor’s pick: Last weekend, I went to the La Fiesta del Pueblo festival on Fayetteville Street to celebrate Hispanic heritage. I enjoyed elote from La Republica and live performances in The City of Raleigh Museum.
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