Coolest air of the season set to arrive for Halloween weekend

Cold front eyes Central Florida pre-Halloween

Halloween weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s one of the best evenings of the year for the kids (and adults) and it’s even better if the weather is perfect on Halloween.

Last year was gorgeous, with an afternoon high in the mid-80s. For 2019, on the other hand, the candy was melting before you could eat it. So what’s the deal this year?

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Early in the week leading up to Halloween, you will notice the humidity steadily increase. Late in the week, likely Thursday, things will change.

A cold front looks to push through Central Florida on Thursday, taking away the humidity that will surge back early in the week. A large dip in the jet stream will also help to supply potentially the coolest air of the season by Friday and into Halloween weekend.

The kids may be able to wear their bulky or furry costumes and feel comfortable! Highs may struggle to get out of the 70s Friday and by Saturday and Sunday will likely stay in the 70s under sunny skies.


Low temperatures will flirt with 50s across all of interior Central Florida both Saturday morning and Halloween Sunday. That would put trick-or-treat temperatures in the mid-to-upper 60s both Saturday and Sunday evening.

The highest rain chances will be around Thursday as the front moves through, but at this point most of the rain will be done by Friday. Clouds may linger Friday, but by Saturday and Halloween, sunshine looks to be out in full force.

This forecast will be updated with more exact numbers as Halloween gets closer and the timing of that cold front and other weather features become more clear, but nothing appears to be too scary for Halloween weekend at this point. Stay tuned!

About the Author:

Jonathan Kegges joined the News 6 team in June 2019 as the Weekend Morning Meteorologist. Jonathan comes from Roanoke, Virginia where he covered three EF-3 tornadoes and deadly flooding brought on by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.