Unusual Warmth a Fading Memory

Remember the warmth we had earlier in the fall?  To be honest, it’s already difficult for me.  It seems like so long ago that we were talking about highs in the 80s.

Here’s a refresher in case you need one…

1) October felt more like August.  The entire month ended up being more than seven degrees above average!

2) Two thirds of the month of October had highs at least in the 80s.  The hottest weather occurred on the 19th when we set a new high temperature record of 91!

3) Only a month ago we got very close to 90!  It was November 1st. The official high that afternoon was 88 degrees…a new record for the date.

This was Sampson just chillin’ in the pool in Chapmansboro, TN (courtesy of Joe Giardono) during one of our hot stretches.  I wonder what he was dreaming about….zzzzzzzzzz.

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Over the last few weeks, our weather has been quite different.  We’ve had many days in the 50s, which is much more typical.

We’ll keep the pendulum swinging in that same direction moving forward as even colder air moves in!  Our next cold blast is hanging out just to the west, soon to be at our doorstep. It’ll move in tonight.

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Look at the change I expect for tomorrow.  The wind chill will struggle to get to freezing!!  That means winter coats, gloves, and hats are all a good idea!

This cold blast will stick around into the beginning of the weekend.  Then, a potentially more significant shot of cold air will move in during the middle of next week.  It’s not a sure bet this next surge will make it this far south yet, but the folks at the Climate Prediction Center seem to be buying off on it.  Take a look at their outlooks for temperature for the next couple of weeks for the Mid South.  Brrrrr!!

Coming up today on Channel 4 News beginning at 4pm, we’ll talk more about these cold waves.  We’ll also let you know when rain and more moderate temperatures will return to Middle Tennessee.  We hope you tune in!

DT

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