TGIF Sunshine Before Record Breaking Heat!

Hello, TGIF sunshine!

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It’s 2:42 pm as I write here and temperatures are toasting on up there — in the upper 70s to lower 80s across the region — a little over ten degrees warmer than average for this time in late October. wsmv-dma-temps-zoom1_effectsquiggle-autoplot

Southerly winds associated with high pressure are a factor for this unseasonably warm stretch.

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In fact, they’ll dial up the thermometer even further tomorrow — likely breaking records. Paul made an awesome graphic to help us compare past records (orange) to the forecast daytime high temperatures (yellow) in the days ahead. Saturday looks to be the most promising to kick the previous record of 83 degrees to the curb, setting a new one. Check it out…

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Not only are we dealing with potentially record break heat, but a significant lack of rain drops lately. Our drought situation has worsened across Middle Tennessee. Nashville is at a 2.19″ deficit for the month and 4.36″ deficit for the year… not even the worse spot! Check out our latest drought monitor — portions of southern Middle Tennessee have dropped into the ‘extreme’ category.

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Folks headed out to Touchdown Friday are in good shape. Clear skies and comfortably warm temperatures in the low 70s kick start the game at 7 PM. Middle to upper 60s are expected right at half time. Southeasterly winds remain light.

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Treak-Or-Treaters are looking very good this year! Middle 80s during the day will drop down into the upper 50s for an overnight low. Here’s a peak at what I’m timing out coming up on channel 4 at 4 PM.

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Be sure to join Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer at 5, 6 and 10 for updates!

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