October temperatures to remain higher than average for the week
Summer hasn't fallen from its throne quite yet in the region. This week's warm weather is forecasted to continue from last weekend at several degrees above average.
Summer hasn’t fallen from its throne quite yet in the region. This week’s warm weather is forecasted to continue from last weekend at several degrees above average.
“It’s not necessarily uncommon to see (this), it’s normal in the sense that we get stretches like this in October,” said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
Last year, the final day with a temperature above 60 degrees was Oct. 16.
The month was mostly above average both this year and last, according to the weather service’s climate data archive.
When compared, this October has stayed consistently warmer than October 2013. The weather service predicts the temperature will reach 67 this Friday before resuming more mild conditions.
Makowski said that things will cool down this weekend, but not so much that the winter chill might creep in early.
The weather service’s forecast for this week calls for light wind, sun and a mid-week possibility of rain on Wednesday.