Bone-chilling cold from start to finish this Halloween Day. The day started with morning lows in the low 20s with afternoon highs in the low 40s. Records show that this is one of the coldest Halloweens on record, 4th coldest when looking at highs, and the second coldest (when you factor in the low and high) on record in Springfield going back to 1888!

Clear skies and calm conditions tonight will be ideal for a temperature tumble and tumble they will with morning lows dipping to record levels in many spots.

Southwest winds return Wednesday and will lift temperatures to near 50 degrees. Skies will be sunny and winds will remain a little breezy.

A warming trend really gets underway Thursday with sunshine and southwest winds pushing temperatures up near 60° during the afternoon. The warming trend will continue into the weekend with temperatures above normal through the weekend. The next shot at widespread rain should swing through around Monday of next week.

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