FORECAST: First day of fall ushers in cooler temps

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FORECAST:

  • The first night of fall ushered in cooler temperatures and windy conditions.

  • Lows Thursday night will drop to the mid-50s.

  • Highs on Friday will be around 74 degrees with winds calming down.

  • Saturday’s highs will be near 78 degrees in Charlotte with lows around 60.

  • A chance of showers enters the forecast on Sunday with highs in the 80s.

  • Highs will stay near 80 in the beginning of the week.

  • Mostly clear conditions are in the forecast next week.

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HURRICANE FIONA:

Hurricane Fiona left dozens of families stranded across Puerto Rico after smashing roads and bridges, with authorities still struggling to reach people four days after the storm smacked the U.S. territory, causing historic flooding.

For now, government officials are working with religious groups, nonprofits and others braving landslides, thick mud and broken asphalt by foot to provide food, water and medicine for people in need, but they are under pressure to clear a path so vehicles can enter isolated areas soon.

Nino Correa, commissioner for Puerto Rico’s emergency management agency, estimated that at least six municipalities across the island had areas that were cut off by Fiona, which struck as a Category 1 hurricane and was up to Category 4 power Wednesday as it headed toward Bermuda.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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