In Michigan, we are always faced with the question of the weather on Halloween. While the first snowflakes usually fall around Halloween in southern Michigan, it can get almost warm in some years.
Here is an overview of the possible weather for next Monday, Halloween.
There appears to be a storm system moving across Michigan on Halloween and on Halloween night. Halloween is still six days away, so the timing might change some. Recently, the computer model I’m showing you turned out to be very good at synchronizing storm systems six days into the future.
Here is the surface weather forecast for 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Halloween.
If the timing remains as it is now, Halloween afternoon could see occasional light rain showers anywhere in Lower Michigan.
There could still be a few occasional light rain showers over the eastern half of Lower Michigan on Halloween night.
Although it can be a little humid, I don’t think you need to worry about cold temperatures. At the moment, temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees seem common in the southern half of Lower Michigan on Monday afternoon. Northern Michigan can be a bit cooler at 50 degrees.
Southeastern Lower Michigan and the Saginaw/Bay City/Midland/Thumb area appear to remain mild for the evening ride. Temperatures are still expected to be in the mid 50s. Slightly cooler air may enter the west side of Lower Michigan with temperatures around 50 degrees.
I don’t think you should put a coat on the kids’ costumes. You won’t freeze while you’re making tricks or treats with the kids.
The wind doesn’t look terribly strong either with winds below 12 mph. Expect a breeze, but not a cold wind.
Now you know your costume can be fun and doesn’t have to be really hot and fuzzy.
Watch for updates, but this should help you plan your costume.