‘The likelihood of it raining is pretty strong’: What meteorologists are saying about the Halloween forecast

It may be mild temperatures for trick-or-treating, but rain is also in the forecast.

Salem, MA: 10-27-2018: Judy Blovin (left) and rose Balfantz cover up against the rain on the Essex St. Pedestrian Mall in Salem, Mass. Oct. 27, 2018. They are from Louisiana. Salem is celebrating Haunted Happenings leading up to Halloween. Photo/John Blanding, Boston Globe staff story/ , Metro( 28storm ) John Blanding / Boston Globe, File

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If your Halloween costume includes an umbrella, you’re in luck.

Meteorologists are warning that rain is in the forecast for Thursday, when trick-or-treaters will be out and about seeking candy.

On the bright side, Bill Simpson, a spokesman for the National Weather Service Boston, said this year’s Halloween will be warmer than normal, with temperatures in the low 60s.

“Within that window between 5 and 8 p.m., the likelihood of it raining is pretty strong,” the forecaster said.

Trick-or-treaters should expect, not heavy downpours, but consistent, persistent, light rain, he said. There’s a chance that the rain timing could change, but Simpson said it’s probable the candy-centric holiday will be a wet one. 

Below, what other Boston-area meteorologists are saying about the Halloween forecast:

David Epstein




Boston 25 News

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