Before I get to the forecast, I want to give you a few stats on past Halloween weather.
Last year we experienced a mild evening with a few showers and a high around 70.
The last really chilly Halloween occurred three years ago in 2014, when we had highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.
Over the past 20 years Halloween has been pretty quiet with little to no precipitation, but that hasn’t always been the case. Here are some stats from NWS-Omaha:
Highest and Lowest Temperatures recorded on Halloween
Warmest 83 degrees in 1950
Coldest 15 degrees in 1993
Wettest Halloween Omaha 2.03 inches of rainfall in 1920
Snowiest Halloween Omaha 7.2 inches in 1941 and 5.7 inches in 1991
Average Highs, Lows, and Daily Precipitation for October 31st (period of record 1871 through 2016)
Average Maximum Temperature 57 degrees
Average Minimum Temperature 37 degrees
Average Daily Precipitation 0.11 inches
So what can we expect this Halloween? It will be a chilly with highs in the 40s. As trick-or-treaters go door-to-door for candy, there will be a few spotty flurries falling between 6-8 p.m. This looks more like a trick than a treat, and layering up will be the key this Halloween. But no matter the weather, it’s still a great evening for the kids (and adults)!