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The weather can be extreme on Halloween

The unseasonably warm pattern will continue into Halloween but we are still on track in regards to freezing temperatures. The average first freeze of the fall season in Memphis is November 12. However, we have usually seen temperatures down in the upper 30s to mid 40s several times as we approach late October. That has only happened a few times so far and daytime highs have been well above average for most of the month. In fact, it will likely end up being in the top three for warmest October.

Meanwhile, look at some of the Halloween extremes from the past. We hit 87° back in 1984 and we are going to get very close to that this year. It’ also been very cold on Halloween like when we hit 31° in 1993. And it can even be very wet like it was on Halloween in 1929 when we received almost three inches of rain. This year it won’t be cold or wet. In fact, some of you may even break a sweat. I’ll let you know when we start seeing the first signs of freezing temperatures. For now, enjoy the warm weather! 

Spencer Denton
WMC Action News 5 Morning Meteorologist
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