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