Many areas of the Southern U.S. will be feeling the October heat as temperatures sore to record levels through the weekend and into Halloween. A number of record highs have fallen the last few days in the Southwest and Southeast.
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) October 27, 2016
If the temperatures warms a few more degrees in Tucson today, it may set a record for the hottest day this late in the year.
Current temp of 95° breaks latest 95° temp on record for Tucson airport (prev: Oct 26) & new daily record (prev: 94°) as well. #azwx.
— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) October 27, 2016
More record highs are likely to fall Friday and Saturday as the heat builds to the east and north through the Rockies and into the Tennessee Valley.
For some areas in the Plains and Southeast, kids in Halloween costumes may be sweating it out from the heat instead of shivering from the cold.
— NWS Jackson, KY (@NWSJacksonKY) October 27, 2016
In the Southwest, a break from the heat may arrive next week, with much more refreshing temperatures into the beginning of November. Tucson may see highs drop through the 80s and into the 70s, but 90s are likely right through the weekend.
Check this image out. Forecast data from a computer model. Next week maybe 70s! Still a little too far out to call but it would be nice! pic.twitter.com/Qw2e4dm0o7
— Erin Jordan (@ErinJordan_WX) October 27, 2016
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels