With Halloween falling on Nov. 1 this year, on Thanksgiving, we’re getting a good look at what weather is likely to be in stores — and on holiday tables — for the upcoming weekends.
Weather pattern forecasts for now paint a forecast that is forecast as being mostly sunny for the Halloween celebrations and family gatherings.
WeatherIs.org, which maps local temperatures and precipitation, says there’s an outside chance of snow or rain on Nov. 1 and precipitation of some sort is likely on Nov. 4, Nov. 5 and Nov. 8.
Dates in the books for Thanksgiving are Oct. 19, according to WeatherIs.org, and HolidayForecasts.com, while those for Christmas and New Year’s are Nov. 25 and Dec. 26, according to those sites, which also put the earliest winter solstice and winter solstice dates of when the sun will set earliest and brightest for each holiday.
For Halloween this year, Tropical Meteorologist Jake Crouch says that temps will be about a tenth of a degree higher than usual, but that’s nothing to get excited about, especially since the season temperatures normally peak at about 60 to 70 degrees in October.
Crouch said even though the only place we can see rain or snowfall later this month in our area is far out in the Gulf Coast region, holiday plans could still pose some problems if Mother Nature decides to play ball with the calendar and change things.
He said, “Cool temperatures for the remainder of October are something to be aware of if you have to travel, but we can’t stress this enough! Please, please be safe with your travel plans this Halloween! And, even in Washington, stay safe by remaining indoors if there’s the chance to.”
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