Flakes may fly on Halloween

Posted at 11:25 PM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 23:25:15-04

WEST MICHIGAN — October 31, 2014 will be a sharply cold, windy, wet, and raw day for trick-or-treaters. High temperatures are only expected to reach the low 40s, but by the evening hours we’ll only be in the 30s with wind chills in the 20s!

If that weren’t enough, it’s not impossible to see a few wet snowflakes flying and/or mixing in with rain showers from time to time. The coldest high temperature on Halloween was only 32 degrees that occurred way back in 1917. The warmest temperature was in 1950 at 79 degrees. The wettest was 1.2 inches of rain in 1994. And the snowiest occurred in 1917 with 1.5 inches.

The kids will need to be bundled well Friday night as the winds will be quite brisk from the north/northeast making it feel like temperatures in the 20s! The core of the coldest air will actually rotate through the Great Lakes Friday and Saturday, then slowly lift out of the region Sunday and Monday.

Get the complete forecast at Don’t forget THIS weekend we move the clocks BACK to eastern standard time. The image attached to this story was submitted by Joe Gee of Muskegon.