A blast of cold air will be accompanied by chilly rain showers, some snow and blustery winds for Halloween night in the Northeast.
Temperatures will tumble throughout the day, with AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures plummeting into the 20s F around the Great Lakes and the 30s in the Ohio Valley and Appalachians. Interior portions of the Northeast will be chilly, with RealFeel Temperatures in the 30s. The coastal regions will feel warmer, with RealFeel Temperatures in the middle 40s to low 50s, including around New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Kids and adults partaking in the Friday evening masquerade will need to bundle up and should consider bringing along a flashlight or reflective items to increase visibility for passing motorists. Spotty rain will stretch from the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes to the central and southern Appalachians.
As the colder air continues to surge southward, snow may become an unwelcome part of Halloween night around Detroit, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Spotty snow showers are expected from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to eastern Ohio into western Pennsylvania and western New York.
The heaviest snow will fall in the highest elevations of central and southern Appalachians late Friday night into Saturday.
Conditions will be dry across the Plains on Halloween, but gusty winds may cause some trick-or-treaters to hold onto their hats around Chicago and Minneapolis. Cold air and locally gusty winds may require warm layers under or over top their costumes.
Spirits may be dampened on the West Coast on Friday, as a storm causes rain to shift southward from the Pacific Northwest to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
A rain coat would be a beneficial addition to costumes in these areas. Kids and adults heading out in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, may catch a break from the rain by the evening hours on Halloween.
Story by AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott.