Do you remember being little and having to wear a coat over your Halloween costume, sort of ruins the effect?

Mother with her son and daughter in Halloween costumes

Now, I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, but I bet Halloween weather was about the same here in Buffalo.

Channel 2 is already forecasting,

We are getting to that time of the year when we can expect to see the first flakes of the season here in Western New York.  Our first flakes occur on average around October 24, so it is not surprising that some of the long-range charts are pointing towards the possibility of some snow by the end of next week.

One of those models has consistently shown a cold air mass moving over Western New York that would produce some snow showers and lake effect snow showers by Thursday of next week. Next Thursday, of course, is Halloween.

Or in contrast:

 Another weather model that we look at keeps the coldest air well west of us, leaving a milder southwesterly flow for WNY during the same time frame next week. Such a weather pattern would keep temperatures mild and any precipitation in the form of rain. This second model has been a little bit more reliable over the past couple of weeks.

Either way Happy Halloween!


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