Metro-East News

Near record high temperatures this week

A man walks through the fog to the Metrolink train station Monday at the Southwestern Illinois College campus in Belleville.
A man walks through the fog to the Metrolink train station Monday at the Southwestern Illinois College campus in Belleville. snagy@bnd.com

Sunny skies and near record temperatures are expected for the metro-east for the early part of the work week.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature Monday will be 67, six degrees higher than the average peak temperature for Nov. 2 in the St. Louis area, 61.

Monday night, skies will be mostly clear with a low of 50.

Patchy fog will move back into the area early Tuesday morning and will remain until about 7 a.m. After that, skies will become mostly sunny with a high of 74.

That’s five degrees short of the record high for the date, 79, set in 1987. The average high for Nov. 2 in the St. Louis area is 61.

Overnight, the low will drop to 53 under mostly clear skies.

The high Wednesday will be 76. That’s 16 degrees warmer than the average high temperature for Nov. 3 in the St. Louis metropolitan area and only three degrees short of the record high of 79 set in 1975.

The low will be 56 Wednesday night.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.

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