A new record high temperature was set again yesterday in Harrisburg as the warm October continues. Sunday afternoon temperatures climbed to 81 degrees at the airport thanks to more-than-expected sun before the arrival of showers and thunderstorms. That breaks a 70-year-old record dating back to 1946 (80°). As for those storms yesterday, gusty winds with showers and storms knocked down trees and power lines in a few locations as much cooler air rushed into the region. Rain totals came in around a quarter inch, with a few isolated spots seeing closer to half an inch. On this Halloween, it is back to the sun and cooler temperatures with highs in the upper 50s. There will be a little bit of a breeze early in the day, before winds relax and give way to a pleasant and calm evening for trick-or-treaters. Temperatures should hover right around 50 degrees for the evening.
The next chance of rain is some showery weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Temperatures warm back up to near 70 for the middle of the week before cooling back to average for this time of year next weekend. Even as we kick off November, Mother Nature has some mild weather in store for Central PA!