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June or October?

June or October?

Yesterday’s highs approached, and in some cases surpassed, the 80 degree mark yet again. Logan reached 81 degrees, nearly tying its record of 83 set in 1979. In fact, October to date has averaged more than 5 degrees above normal. Yesterday’s warm readings were typical of late June; our average highs should be near 60°F for late October, with average lows in the mid 40s°F. You can thank the unusual warmth of late on a persistent high pressure pattern that has been advecting the warm air into the Northeast. The warm air advection will be suppressed today by the passage of a cold front, bringing us a period of showers late this afternoon and evening. Expect the rest of the week to be more seasonable and pleasant. Our next chance of rain comes this weekend as a slow-moving system currently in the southern Plains moves our way.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Cloudy with showers. Lows in the low 50s°F (11°C).

Wednesday: Cloudy with partial clearing late. Highs near 60°F (16°C). Lows in the mid 40s°F (7°C).

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs near 55°F (13°C). Lows in the mid 40s°F (7°C).