Great Weekend Weather On The Way
After a cool end to the week, the weekend is looking much better. Temps on Friday struggled in the 50s. This weekend will hold a warming trend in the upper 60s on Saturday and middle to upper 70s on Sunday.
Check out this forecast, full sunshine both days! There will be a breezy southwest wind in place which will likely run 10 to 20 mph. But these temps got me thinking, how hot can it get in October? A check of the almanac shows our warmest temp ever recorded in October is 89° on the 6th of the month, back in 1963. But what about more recently? How common is it to have a nice weekend like this? Here's the last five years of data on the 10th and 11th of the month.
Seems like feast or famine when it comes to late season heat, as most years either look chilly or warm. Keep in mind the average high is now just 62°. With that in mind, the best advice is to take advantage of a weekend like this, because sun and 70s will be hard to come by moving forward. As it looks now, a cooling trend back to more fall-like 50s are on the horizon as we get into the following week.
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld