Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Here’s the forecast for trick-or-treating Halloween night

(WYDaily/Courtesy Pixabay)
(WYDaily/Courtesy Pixabay)

Good news, trick-or-treaters.

If you’re going door-to-door for candy and other ghoulish treats, you might not need to cover your costume with a coat this year.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a warm Halloween evening Wednesday — temperatures will hover in the low- to mid-70s then drop to the mid- to low-60s around 8 p.m.

It will be slightly warmer than last year, meteorologist Eswar Iyer said.

Iyer said Williamsburg is unlikely to see any rain. There may be a light breeze about 10 to 15 mph.

“It should be a dry evening — It’s looking pretty good,” Iyer said.

Last year, Halloween’s highs were around 70 degrees and dropped to the low- to mid-40s in the evening. This year, the temperature drop won’t be as drastic, Iyer said.

The forecast for other areas of the Virginia Peninsula and the Southside is about the same as Williamsburg, Iyer said.

On average, Halloween’s high and low temperatures have been 66 and 45 degrees, respectively, in Norfolk, the National Weather Service’s closest climatology point to Williamsburg.

In past years, Norfolk has seen Halloween temperatures high as the mid-80s and as low as the low-30s.

Williamsburg is usually a few degrees cooler than Norfolk during this time of year, Iyer said.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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