NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — October is clearly a trickster. We started the month with record setting heat. It was 97 degrees on October 1 with a flash drought rapidly expanding across our area. Today, on the last day of the month, temperatures are in the 30s in some spots and will bottom out in the 20s overnight.
The brutal bone chilling cold front that came through during the early morning hours even brought a few flurries and graupel pellets to the area. Think of graupel as a dehydrated snowflake, like a tiny little snow pellet. All of the precipitation will come to and end by Sunset on Halloween.
As skies clear the temperatures will continue to tumble. We'll start November in the 20s with our first widespread Freeze Warning of the season. More widespread freezing temps are expected this weekend so the growing season is fast coming to an end.
October has been a wild ride for temperatures – starting with a high of 97° to today’s projected 35°.