Here is a little pet peeve of mine. Liquid water freezes (becomes a solid) at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Likewise, solid water (ice) melts at 32 degrees (given the usual disclaimers about air pressure, etc.).
Have you ever noticed that TV meteorologists never use the term "melting point"? If it is 20 degrees outside and the temperature is expected to rise to 32 or above, the meteorologist will say: "We expect temperatures to reach the freezing point later today." When things are already frozen reaching the freezing point is a moot point isn’t it? If you move ice cubes from your deep freeze to your refrigerator’s freezer, it is still ice. So, technically they should say: "We expect temperatures to reach the melting point for part of the day."
You might say that I am just nit-picking, but it is much different than pronouncing the word "tomato" with a "long a" versus a "short a". This is about water completing a physical reaction. When ice melts (i.e. solid water becomes liquid water), heat is absorbed from the surroundings. When water freezes, heat is released. When ice goes from 20 to 31 degrees, no heat is absorbed. So, the act of melting and freezing has a direct effect on air temperatures and thus weather and weather prediction. What’s more, every meteorologist learned this in several different freshman science classes.
I don’t really expect forecasters to change their terminology. But now you can listen to your favorite meteorologist and see if they get it right. Or listen and find just one more thing that they get wrong. (Now, that is nit-picking.)