Dress in layers. That's about all you need to know for trick-or-treating this year.
No matter where you look you'll find a forecast calling for temperatures well below normal for late October, with the National Weather Service saying Halloween heat will be severely lacking with air temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal.
The forecast high in Minneapolis on Halloween is a bone-chilling 37 degrees, with a morning low in the mid-20s. That probably means temps around the freezing mark when kids are outside trick-or-treating.
Here are the forecast highs on Halloween for cities around Minnesota:
- St. Cloud: 36
- Duluth: 37
- Mankato: 37
- Rochester: 37
- Marshall: 38
- Moorhead: 37
- Brainerd: 36
- Bemidji: 35
Check out the 6- to- 10-day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. Basically, the entire country will be hammered by frigid air from Halloween through the first week of November.
Any snow next week? Southeast Minnesota could be in line for minor accumulations on Monday night/Tuesday, and the weather service says another system could move through the region sometime around Halloween. But it's too early for the NWS meteorologists to get into any details about that.
So, yes, Halloween is going to be cold. The question is if snow will accompany the big chill.