Trick-or-treaters can leave their winter coats at home this year with this weekend’s warm temperatures expected to stick around this week.
Monday’s warmer weather means it should still be in the 60s at sunset on Halloween night.
It’s the first time in more than twenty years that the mercury has nudged 70 on Hallow’s Eve, according to meteorologist Eric Ahasic at the National Weather Service Twin Cities office.
“It’s about as nice a Halloween as you can ask for,” he said, “That is, if you’re into warm Halloweens.”
And who wouldn’t be?
Temperatures around the Twin Cities should be in the mid-60s and maybe hit 70 on Monday, he said.
“It will be a little cooler in the evening during trick or treating,” he said, noting it will still be in the 60s.
“You don’t have to wear winter coat over your Halloween costumes this year,” he said.
The last warmest Halloween in the Twin Cities was in 2000 when it was 71 degrees.
“1990 was another year when we hit 70 on Halloween—and the following year, as you know—in 1991 was the Halloween blizzard everyone talks about.”
This year’s Halloween will be about 15 degrees warmer than the average, he said.
The average high temperature for Halloween is 51 degrees with an average low of 35 degrees, he said, noting that last year had a high of 49 degrees.
Look for a high of close to 70 again on Tuesday and Wednesday with a cold-front rolling in on Thursday with high temperatures closer to 50s with a chance of rain this weekend.