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Temps above average for 79 percent of October in Atlanta so far

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As we settle into a colder pattern in Atlanta to end the month, a look back at October shows just how warm the city has been.

79 percent of October above average

Through Oct. 24, the temperature was above average for a total of 19 days in October -- that's 79 percent of the month. Meanwhile, only four days were below average -- including Tuesday -- while one day was right at average.

Late start to 40s

Another example of our warm month is the delay in 40-degree-days for the city. While Atlanta will typically drop into the 40s on Oct. 5 each year, we didn't drop into the 40s for the first time until Oct. 18 this year.

(MORE: 40s return to Atlanta) 

While temperatures have been mostly above average, the colder air that's already here will settle in through the remainder of the month.

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