MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Forget just Halloween. This has been an October to remember. Multiple record high temperatures have fallen while barely any measurable rain has graced our grounds. When it's all said and done, this October will go down as one of the hottest and driest on record. We're hoping for a little change as November begins...
TODAY: For argument's sake, let's assume we hit our expected 90 degrees today. That will tie or break the 8th record of the month & also tie the latest in the season we've ever hit 90 degrees. In fact, only one day this entire month was considered "below normal" in the temperature department. One.
So where does that leave us for trick-or-treating? It leaves us in a spot where you'll have to dress to stay cool versus staying warm.
Clear skies with zero chance of rain will make for warm but pleasant conditions for the kiddos.
This might be a good year to consider non-flame light sources for your pumpkins. Given the burn ban in place, fire in any capacity just doesn't seem like a wise idea.
HERE COMES NOVEMBER! Tomorrow will be another record run, but temperatures will slowly be trending downward from there. A mainly dry cold front late Thursday will usher in a cooler airmass. Rain chances with that front again appear extremely low. Highs fall into the 70s this weekend with that cooler air filtering southward.
Zero to near zero rain chances will continue for at least the next seven days. Sadly, we are digging ourselves into a deeper hole with our worsening drought.