LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The big cooling that we have been predicting for more than a week has arrived! But what looked like a few days of below average temperatures turned into historic cold for mid-October.
Temperatures will drop each day through Wednesday. Monday will be cooler with temperatures in the 60s. Tuesday will be cold with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Wednesday morning will be the coldest with two records to fall!
The first record Little Rock is expected to break on Wednesday is the lowest daily record. The old record is 33° established in 1989, and the forecast is 32°.
The second and most important disc is Little Rock’s first gel ever recorded. The old record is October 20, set in 1989. Wednesday is the 19th, so we would break that record by just one day.
This cold weather is way ahead of schedule! The first average temperatures of 32° in Little Rock are not until November 14. For northern Arkansas, it’s just about a week earlier than normal.
This winter cold will be short-lived. Temperatures will climb back into the 70s and 80s by the weekend.
– Meteorologist Alex Libby
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