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Record end to October; more records likely for the beginning of November

Many record highs were broken or tied Monday October 31st Many record highs were broken or tied Monday October 31st
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An unusually warm pattern has been in place for the final days of October and Monday, the high temperature in Memphis reached 87 degrees. That ties a record from 1984 for the warmest Halloween and October 31 on record.  

That wasn't the only record in the Mid-South.

Jonesboro and Tupelo tied long standing records and Jackson, TN reached 87 degrees, breaking the old record of 86 degrees set in 1984.  

As the month ends on a record note, November will begin with more records likely to fall. Average highs for the end of October and the beginning of November are typically in the upper sixties but that certainly hasn't been the case lately. The record high for November 1 is 86 degrees, set in 2000, and the record for November 2 is 84, set in 1987.  Both of those records are in jeopardy of falling as afternoon highs are expected to reach the mid to upper 80s again Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Fortunately, there is an end to this pattern in sight as a weak cold front is expected to move through the Mid-South Thursday bringing an increase in clouds and a slight chance for rain along with highs in the seventies. There won't be much, if any, rain with the front but it will take a bite out of the heat keeping highs in the 70s for several days.  So, if you're ready for more fall like conditions then just hold on for a couple more days.  

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