Today could be the warmest Halloween on record in Nashville, with the forecast high of 85° matching today’s record (set in 1950):
Temperatures will still be very warm as the trick-or-treaters are heading out for their annual sugar roundup:
This will likely go into the books as the 4th-warmest October on record in Nashville (record-keeping goes back to the 1870s, so that’s significant). We only had four days on which the high temperature was below average, and just four days with below-average low temperatures…for the entire month!
The autumn heat wave comes to an end on Thursday, with a decent chance of scattered showers…but it won’t be a drought-busting rainfall. Futurecast shows some light rain showers — but your odds of picking up any measurable rain (0.01″ or more) are still less than 50-50:
Temperatures will be closer to normal by the end of the week and over the weekend…but still above average! “Normal” high temperatures this weekend are in the mid 60s, and we’ll be 5-10 degrees above that range:
- We’re far from the only location with near-record temperatures today — some more national perspective on the Halloween heat wave.
- Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend — just that one-hour shift can trigger depression in some people.
- The earthquakes in Italy could continue for weeks in a “domino effect.”
- Even with hundreds of billions of stars, galaxies are mostly empty space — so why don’t galaxies just pass through each other instead of colliding?
- This is deeply nerdy, and I love it: a detailed look at exactly how astronomers should go about searching for any signs of life outside our own solar system.
- If there is any life way out there in space, it might be anti-social.
- Or maybe we haven’t found E.T. yet because we’re early to the party.
- Just going for a walk is the brain medicine most of us really need.
- England’s iconic red telephone boxes will soon be replaced by WiFi kiosks.
- Some Halloween nerdery: how much candy would it take to actually kill you?
- What’s actually in your favorite Halloween candy?
- The science of why some people love scary movies…and why some people HATE them.
- Before people understood how diseases spread, vampires took the blame — prompting bizarre superstitions.