MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The last weekend of October may very well go down as the warmest last weekend of October on record. Temperatures flirting with 90 degrees and lots of sunshine will be great for outdoor plans, but not so great for rain-starved soils.
TODAY: We're looking at pure sunshine with bright blue skies all day. Highs get into the upper 80s, getting awfully close to the record high of 88 degrees. It's possible we break that today.
Records could be in jeopardy all the way through Halloween.
The Alabama National Fair opens it's gates at 4 p.m. today. Given how warm we'll be, this should be one of the warmest fair openings in recent memory. After enjoying a cool Friday last week, Friday Night Fever games will be back in Summer mode with kickoff temperatures into the 70s.
THIS WEEKEND: Highs around 90 degrees in Montgomery will keep events like Big Fish Bites Cancer in Millbrook feeling very unFall-like. The Magic City Classic will fall into the same boat.
Trick-or-Treaters Monday will have no reason to dress warm as near record temperatures persist. The pattern into next week remains warm and dry. Long range guidance suggests a possible pattern change beyond the first week of November, but we're so far into the future that it's difficult to put much stock in that notion just yet. With another week of zero rain, drought conditions will continue to get worse in the near future.