Temperature might tie high mark again today

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Monday's high of 89 degrees tied the record high temperature for the day set in 1939. Another unseasonably warm day is expected today.

The normal highs and lows for October are 78 and 51 degrees. Last week, the temperature was right on target, but through Wednesday, temperatures will remain in the mid-to upper-80s, said Shawn Smith, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in West Columbia, S.C.

The record high of 90 for Oct. 12 was set in 1931, and another tie is possible, Smith said.

By Wednesday evening, however, a cold front, now moving across the central U.S., and a few showers are expected to reverse the warm weather in Augusta.

By Thursday morning, temperatures should be back to normal for October, Smith said.


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