80s in late October

Our average high temp for this date, October 17, is 63°.  Yet, due to a very warm air mass across the Midwest, helped along by strong southwesterly winds, our high reached 80° today.

Even though we were 17° above average, we still didn’t break a record.  The highest the temp has ever been on 10/17 is 85°.

We stay warm tomorrow with the strong SW winds continuing, likely to gust to around 35 mph.  Like today, a temperature record is unlikely to be set.  The highest temp for October 18 is 86°, slightly warmer than today.jc_blog_35

Enjoy the warmth for now because temps are falling in the extended forecast.