Late season 70 degree warmth to end the week; 75 year old record could fall

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SUNNY STREAK

There hasn't been a cloudy day since last Tuesday, election day and we have extended the streak of sunshine to 8 straight days.  The streak will continue Thursday.

We warmed to 65° Wednesday marking the 68th afternoon this fall 60° or warmer.  An amazing 88% of the days this autumn have topped 60° or warmer!  The most is this season since 1971.

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RARE 70° DAYS ON THE WAY

Scanning weather records back 145 years only 28 years (18%) have produced 70s beyond the 15th of November and we have a shot at two Thursday and Friday.  Temperatures will reach 20 degrees above normal before a cold front sweeps the state overnight Friday into Saturday.  Friday's long standing high temperature record of 73° could fall.  The record has stood since 1941, previously set in 1930.

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