SATURDAY UPDATE: Perfect Halloween Forecast – Coolest Air of the Season Approaches

 Good morning!  It’s a nearly perfect Halloween forecast.  We’re starting off in the 40’s this morning.  But, abundant sunshine and light winds will lead to a very comfortable last day of October.  It will be beautiful.

   But, stand by.  Another cold front arrives during the day Sunday.  By far, the chilliest air of the Fall will sweep in by Sunday night, as November begins.  Could we see the first 30’s of the season?   I have the details on the first week of November.

   Plus, I’ll remind you about a Blue Moon tonight, the Time Change, Halloween History, and there’s more Trouble in the Tropics.

TODAY:   Chilly this morning.  Sunshine.  Great Halloween.  High near 70.  A few clouds start to drift in tonight.  I’ll call it Partly Cloudy.   Low 55.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   The next Cold front moves through the state Sunday.  Clouds will hang around during the morning.  Look for afternoon improvement.  Much cooler air follows.  Near 40 Sunday night.  Low 60’s Monday.  Upper 30’s by Dawn on Election Day.  Look for Great Fall Weather next week on the first full week of November.


TROPICS:  Looks like Invest 96-L could become a Depression or Tropical Storm ETA in the Caribbean over the weekend.  Not sure about Eta’s ultimate destination, but nothing to worry about for us in the next few days.  We’re not done with the tropics yet.  Looking at the long range, I would say we will not only have a ETA but maybe some day a THETA in the Atlantic before this season is over.

FULL “BLUE’ MOON TONIGHT:  It’s referred to a Blue Moon, because it’s the second Full Moon in a month.  Officially the Full Moon in October is called the Beaver Moon.

TIME CHANGE LATE TONIGHT:   Don’t forget, we officially Fall Back this weekend.  (Back to standard time)  That officially happens at 2AM Sunday morning.  So, you could say that Halloween is an hour longer tonight. 

HALLOWEN HISTORY:  I have covered 42 Halloweens for you now.  Weather Records in Montgomery began back in 1872.  But, the Coldest and the Hottest have both occurred in the last 27 years.  I covered both of them for you.  That day in 1993 was remarkable.  It was Montgomery’s earliest recorded snowfall, ever.  (It did not accumulate.  Officially, a Trace)  Four years ago, we had a hot 90°.   In 1985, Tropical Storm Juan moved directly over the Capital City, which cancelled Trick or Treat that year.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful Halloween. I’ll have another Blog update early tomorrow morning.

–Rich