When remembering past Halloweens, two things typically come to mind first: what costumes we wore and how the weather was for trick-or-treating. Last year, it was dry and not too cold, and I dressed as a sorceress to walk the neighborhoods with my friend and her children. Can you remember the year before that?
Some might remember the Halloween of 1954 when the Triangle experienced the coldest October 31st on record with a high temperature of just 50 degrees and a low of 35. Then there was the warmest in 1961 when we recorded a high of 85 and a low of just 60. How many poor kids sweated in their costumes that night? In 1988, rain put a damper on the festivities when we had a record amount for the day of 1.1 inches.
What can we expect Friday night for this year's fun? Our forecast high that afternoon will be in the mid-60s and our overnight low will be near 40, which just happens to be on the lower side of our normal range for the date. No rain is expected at this point, and although it is still a few days away, that prediction should hold true. While the weather may be "average," whether or not your Halloween is typical is fully up to you. Happy trick-or-treating!