More record-breaking heat expected as we start a new work week and the month of November. Sunday’s high made it to 87° which marks the second day in a row setting a new record high for Huntsville.
Temperatures will cool off quickly this evening under clear skies. Lows will bottom out in the upper 50s, but we’ll warm quickly on Halloween. It will be another unseasonably warm day with highs pushing into the upper 80s. The record high for the 31st is 87° for Huntsville and 86° for Muscle Shoals…both could be tied/set. You certainly won’t need a heavy or layered costume this year, temperatures will fall through the 70s and into the upper 60s during normal trick-or-treating hours.
Lows should drop into the upper 50s once again. This warm weather rolls on into the middle of the week. In fact, Tuesday’s high may set the all-time record for the warmest day in November. That record stands at 86° for Muscle Shoals and 84° for Huntsville; we’re forecasting a high of 87°. Cooler conditions can be expected later in the week. A decent push of fall air will head into the Valley with a cold front on Thursday.
We’ll see more cloud cover throughout the day, and isolated rain showers are possible as well. I wouldn’t rule out a few rumbles of thunder, but there won’t be much upper-support with this system…so severe weather does not appear likely as things stand now.
Skies will clear on Friday behind this system and it will be feeling more like fall with a north wind. Highs should stay in the low/mid 70s into the weekend with overnight lows dipping into the mid 40s.
We fall back this weekend. You'll want to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
-Meteorologist David Ernst