You know how most Halloween nights, you have to wear a down jacket or several layers with a raincoat to endure the blustery cold while kids with chattering teeth insist they dont need to wear a coat under their costumes?
Well, trick-or-treaters and their parents will catch a major break tonight. The temperature at 6 p.m., when begging for candy will be at its zenith, in the Boise area should be about 72 degrees. By 9 p.m., when most of the stragglers finish up, it is still expected to be in the 60s.
That is not a misprint. Boise will most likely have record-setting high temperatures Wednesday as the highs are expected to reach the mid 70s.
The record high temp of 73 degrees for Oct. 31 was set in 1988, according to National Weather Service reports. The high temperature at the Boise Airport at 4 p.m. was 74 degrees, according to National Weather Service reports.
Enjoy this mild weather while it lasts because a significant change is coming.
A cold front is expected to move through the Treasure Valley by late morning Thursday, bringing some rain and much cooler temperatures. The chance of rain in the Boise area Thursday is 40 percent, and the estimated high temperature is only 60 degrees.
Once that system moves through, Treasure Valley residents can expect more seasonable temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s and partly sunny skies through the weekend.