Saturday, February 24, 2024

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


(HNNDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(HNNDaily file photo/Courtesy of 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 the area 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 appears to be the same for the Peninsula and the Southside.

On average, Halloween’s high and low temperatures in the area have been 66 and 45 degrees, respectively, according to the National Weather Service.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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