Halloween Forecast Is A Pretty Good One

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer

BOSTON (CBS) – The weather has not been very cooperative lately for trick or treating.

Last year it was a massive snowstorm, causing widespread tree damage and power outages, delaying Halloween for as much as a week in many communities.

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This year, it was Sandy leaving hundreds of thousands without power across Massachusetts and many towns feeling a sense of deja-vu, no doubt discussing whether to delay trick or treating again in towns where trees and wires are down.

The good news this year is that there is no snow on the ground and temperatures will be fairly mild.

Some additional showers will continue to spiral northward from what is left of Sandy down in the Mid-Atlantic Tuesday and again Wednesday morning.

By Wednesday afternoon there are signs that some drier air will rotate around and into southern New England and the shower activity will diminsh.

So the official trick-or-treat forecast is a pretty good one.

Some partial sunshine by late afternoon will push temperatures into the mid 60’s around 4-to-5 p.m.

And for the next several hours, from 5-to-8 p.m., temperatures will only fall a few degrees each hour, back into the mid 50’s by the time the kids are back at home counting their loot.

And the shower activity will be very low or non-existent, so no umbrellas or heavy coats will be needed!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.

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