The Wicked Forecast For Halloween Trick-or-Treaters in the Chicago Area - NBC Chicago

The Wicked Forecast For Halloween Trick-or-Treaters in the Chicago Area

While the forecast continues to develop in the days leading up to the spooky holiday, one thing is certain - it's going to be wet, windy and unseasonably cold

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    Looks like it'll be more of a trick than a treat for candy-seekers this Halloween. 

    While the forecast continues to develop in the days leading up to the spooky holiday, one thing is certain  - it's going to be wet, windy and unseasonably cold. 

    As of Tuesday, models show Thursday will likely be a washout, with rain and snow both expected. 

    The day is expected to start with rain, which could transition to a rain-snow mix, though timing of that transition remains unclear. Eventually, the moisture could turn to all snow, leaving behind some accumulation before the system moves out late Thursday night and into Friday morning. 

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    What kind of moisture trick-or-treaters will depends on where they are and how cold temperatures drop. 

    Highs Thursday are expected to sit in the upper-30s and low-40s for most.

    Friday will start overcast, damp and cold before some sunshine is expected in the afternoon. Temps will remain cold for the season with highs near 40 degrees. 

    The weather on Halloween varies greatly year to year, particularly when it comes to temperatures. And recently, it’s featured quite a bit of rain.

    According to the National Weather Service, normal temperatures for the last week of October sit in the mid- to upper-50s with lows in the mid- to upper-30s.

    The average high for Oct. 31 is 56 degrees.

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    The record snowfall for Halloween came just five years ago in 2014, when the area saw one-tenth of an inch.

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