Quiet weather continues this week, and it will make for a fine Halloween for trick-or-treaters. A full day of sunshine under the influence of high pressure surface and aloft could result in record highs being broken across Georgia this afternoon. In Columbus, the modern record for October 31 is 86 degrees set in 2000. Evening temperatures will start in the 80s and will remain in the 70s well past sunset.
The warmth continues through the next several days, though today will likely be the peak. Highs will reach the middle 80s through Thursday or until a stronger cold front passes which brings a cooler, less humid air mass into Georgia and Alabama. High temperatures will retreat into the 70s beginning Friday, with morning lows dipping into the 40s over next weekend.
The front will bring a few clouds, but unfortunately no rain as much of Georgia and Alabama remains within a serious drought situation. Columbus has had merely one day with measurable rain out of the last 36 days (0.92″ on Sunday, October 16).