No, the thermometer isn’t broken. We’re still in the 40s and it’s not budging today.

I’m sure there were a few folks that thought their thermometer was not showing the correct temperature at noon. The thermometer isn’t broken but Mother Nature is apparently a bit off. The temps across most of the Ark-La-Tex at noon were in the 40s to near 50 with a cold rain and gusty north winds. It’s borderline miserable out there. However, there’s an interesting note to the temperature readings at noon. I checked and the temp just after midnight was 54. It appears that we could break the old record low High for the day. Way back in 1906, the record low High for this date was set at 62. We will wait for official word.

As we go through the rest of the week, there will be less rain and warmer temperatures. Wed-Thu will see isolated rain with highs in the low 60s. Rain increases late Friday with low 60s. It looks like a decent chance of rain Saturday with mid 60s followed by a partly cloudy Sunday with a very small chance of showers and mid to upper 60s. So take heart, this will be the coldest day out of the next seven days and hopefully for the rest of October.

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