Halloween is a big outdoor holiday which makes it an important one for kids and families. It's always a tricky time of the year because we are in the thick of the fall season and temps can really vary quite a bit, as can precipitation types! This year comes with a bit of a trick, but also a little treat too. We are monitoring rain that is approaching from the west. It will impact part of the day Saturday, but will it impact trick-or-treat times?... It's still a bit of a trick right now. Early in the week, model data showed morning rain with a dry afternoon. A few days ago, model data slowed the onset of the precipitation leaving a good chance for soggy ghosts and goblins.
Here's what our afternoon "in-house" model run is showing at 5pm.
Our model and the NAM model have rain winding down in the afternoon. This would be a great time to download our CBS58 Weather App and keep track of the rain. It really does look like it should be wrapping up during the afternoon. My gut tells me that if showers are still around at 3pm when some communities start trick-or-treating times, I really feel that if you hold off for the start, there will still be some dry time later in the afternoon or early evening. Perhaps have the kiddos hand out candy for a bit first.
Here's the latest forecast from your CBS58 weather team.
The normal high temp on October 31st is 54 degrees and we'll be pretty close to that mark. We should be mostly dry by 5pm, but clouds will linger. There will also be a south breeze around 10 - 15 mph. Overall, we've experienced better but also, much worse Halloweens in the past.
Here's a look at the last five Halloweens in Milwaukee. Also to note, last year we recorded our first measurable snowfall of the season, .1" on Halloween.
Be safe and enjoy your Halloween!
I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld