It’s time to turn up the heater and bring in the plants. The Charlotte region is expected to get its first freeze of the season — or pretty close to it — sometime this week.
Overnight Sunday, the temperature was expected to drop to 32 degrees in Mooresville, Kannapolis and Statesville, according to the National Weather Service. Charlotte’s low was forecast to be a few degrees higher, at 35.
Expect similar temperatures overnight Monday, with highs in the 60s, before temperatures reach the 70s later in the week.
“This is the time of the year for fluctuations, with the average going downward as we get into the cooler months of the year,” said Doug Outlaw, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s office in Greer, S.C.