Southern Minnesota Trick-or-Treating Forecast
This southern Minnesota Halloween forecast is for all the kids who had their costume vibes devastated by having to wear a winter weather gear under their getup.
No pirate should have to wear a winter coat under his puffy shirt, eye patch, and wooden sword. No princess should need to layer up with a snow suit under her gown and tiara. And no, Batman cannot effective fight crime wearing mittens and snow boots.
And yet it happens -- just not this year.
Halloween temps around peak trick-or-treating time, say 5 o'clock or so, should be right around 65 degrees. Plan ahead, and find a way to keep all those fun size Snickers from melting.
Highs on Halloween are generally in the 40s and 50s across southern Minnesota. In 1991 we had the 'Halloween Blizzard.' In 1975, 1990, and 2000 the high temperature topped 70.
Forecast for the Rest of the Week
Things in the weather-world aren't changing anytime soon either. After a high of 65 today we can expect a high of 71 tomorrow, 72 on Wednesday, and 67 on Thursday -- before Mother Nature slaps us back into reality with some rain and highs in the 40s on Friday.
After a very dry summer and fall, a shift in the weather pattern looks to bring us some wetter weather late this week into the weekend. Show chances look to become likely late Thursday into Thursday night.
From the National Weather Service this morning: It will be a spooktacular evening for all of the ghouls and goblins to go door-to-door! Mostly sunny followed by mostly clear skies overnight will give the perfect opportunity to howl at the moon.