Mild November Underway

It was a soggy and dreary end to the month of October. By daybreak on November 1st, sunshine was in full force and temps for many spots inched up into the lower 60s by the afternoon. Today, many spots already hit the low 70s at the noon hour! 

Here's a check of Monday's high temps:

This warming trend looks to be with us for most of the work week. In fact, much of November is pegged to be warmer than normal.  But when we say warm it's not July weather, but relatively speaking, mild.  For some perspective, click the thumbnail picture on this story. It shows a big drop in average high temps through the month as we slide toward our winter season.

The National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center has just issued the temperature outlook through the month and it highlights our area in a higher probability of above normal temps.

Check it out:

This first map takes us through November 11th and has southern Wisconsin in a 50 percent probability of above normal temperatures.

This next map takes us through Nov. 15th with a 70 percent probability for above normal temperatures.  And beyond that as you may have guessed by now, the chance for milder temperatures continue. Here's the November outlook across the United States.

Meanwhile, days continue to get shorter. If you want to take advantage of the nice weather, the best bet is to enjoy a nice outdoor lunch break, maybe a walk. Sunset tonight is at 4:43pm.

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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