Halloween, Record Heat, More Warmth, Some Rain, & a Time Change

Despite the tranquil weather pattern we’re in right now, there’s a lot to write about this morning.

First, yesterday was record setting for heat.  AND….the potential is there for more record heat in the days to come.  Yesterday’s high was 86 at Nashville International Airport, easily breaking the old record of 83 set in 1950.

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Crossville also set a new record high temperature yesterday, soaring to 80.  The old record was 78.

This afternoon, we expect widespread 80s again, although a few clouds passing through will probably prevent Nashville from getting all the way to 86 again (which is today’s record high).  Here’s a look at my high temperature forecast for this afternoon…

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The heat will persist all the way into Wednesday!

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Tuesday’s the only other day in the next several that’s likely to produce a new record.  The highest the temperature has ever climbed to that day (November 1st) in recorded history in Nashville is 85.

With all this heat, here’s a frightening fact — Halloween is tomorrow!  Who’d have thought that.  It feels more like June!  In preparation for this annual candy grab for the Mid State’s pint sized princesses & policemen, the Nashville Zoo is holding its final night of Boo at the Zoo, this evening.  That forecast looks frighteningly fantastic!

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For trick-or-treating tomorrow, it couldn’t be much better.  A long sleeve shirt under your kids’ costume surely will suffice.

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We’ll glide through Halloween and the first couple days of November rain-free.  However, on Thursday, our next chance for rain arrives.  Although you shouldn’t expect much, there will be at least a few showers passing through.

This coming weekend, we fall back one our as daylight saving time comes to an end.

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That means, on Sunday night (one week from tonight), the sun will go down at 4:46pm!  That’ll be an adjustment, to say the least.  To compensate, the sun will rise around 6:15am….so at least we’ll gain some early morning light.

Coming up on Channel 4 News Today, from 8am until 9am,  I’ll share more on the weather through the next seven days.  Alan Frio will have an update on the latest news headlines from overnight, including a major earthquake that struck Italy.  We hope you tune in!

DT

 

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