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Chicago Halloween weather looks like a treat

The Halloween weekend’s weather forecast is something however scary. As Chicagoans toss on costumes and head out to trick-or-treat, they’ll count on cool, clear circumstances, the National Weather Service says.

Lingering Saturday morning fog ought to burn off earlier than midday, making means for a clear, sunny day with temperatures within the mid-to-lower 60s.

As bars fill with fairies, ghosts and superheroes Saturday evening, temperatures will drop into the higher 50s, NWS meteorologist Brian Leatherwood mentioned.

Unfortunately for native witches and werewolves, a full moon won’t loom over Chicago this weekend. Instead, a waxing crescent moon will mild evening skies.

Those skies must be clear, nonetheless. While scattered showers are anticipated south of I-55 Sunday night, the rain ought to transfer out of the town in time for Monday’s trick-or-treating, Leatherwood mentioned. You received’t want an umbrella on Halloween, until you’re dressing up Chicago-style because the Morton Salt lady.

“Maybe cloudy, but should be dry, and temperatures once again should be fairly nice,” mentioned the meteorologist, who plans to dress up as a Viking and go out Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

People out Monday night can count on temperatures within the higher 50s, he added.

“Considering we’re reaching the end of October and the beginning of November, that’s pretty nice actually,” he mentioned.

For these celebrating the haunted vacation, there will likely be no scarcity of pubs, events and attainable trick-or-treating spots to select from.

Dozens of bars and eating places have Halloween occasions, together with serving up cauldron batch cocktails and a “Stranger Things”-themed occasion. Kid-friendly festivities and secure trick-or-treating choices abound within the suburbs.

Haunted homes are prepped and able to terrify these courageous sufficient to enter. You can transfer your bones at a live performance or a “Rocky Horror Picture Show” screening. And classic Chicago Tribune Halloween recipes supply at-home treats.

The warmer-than-normal temperatures ought to stay into subsequent week, with temperatures probably even rising into the higher 60s. Rain appears unlikely to return till Thursday night, Leatherwood mentioned.

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