Record Halloween Heat

Published: Oct. 31, 2016 at 9:14 AM CDT
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Record high temperatures are again expected today. It appears that the month of October has been the hottest October on record at Midland Intl. Air and Space Port. Records go back to 1930. I say that it appears this way since the day isn't over yet but it is likely to be this way at the close of the day.

Expect very warm temperatures again on Tuesday. Highs will again reach to around 90. A few extra clouds may be in the offing on Tuesday.

A cold front will approach the area on Wednesday but will probably stay north of the area until after peak heating has been achieved. As such, it appears that record high temperatures may be challenged through the middle of the week.

The front will drop through the area on Wednesday night, bringing cooler temperatures with it. Highs will be in the 60's and 70's later in the week and this weekend.

Rain chances will also be on the increase. An upper level storm, currently over the western United States will split, allowing one part of it to move over the Rockies and the other will lag behind over southwestern AZ. As the cooler air moves into the region behind the front Thursday morning, upper level impulses will shoot overhead from the AZ storm system. This appears to be a multi-day event with at least a 30% chance of rain or better each day through the weekend.

Another blast of cooler air can be expected early next week.