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The Stuff Of Nightmares: It Might Snow In Chicago On Halloween

Temperatures will drop to the 40s on Thursday, when kids are out trick-or-treating.

You might need to bundle up when trick or treating next week.
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DOWNTOWN — Chicago could be in for a snowy Halloween this year.

The National Weather Service is expecting there to be precipitation on Wednesday and again on Thursday, when Halloween falls this year. The main question: Will that precipitation take the form of rain … or snow?

It looks like most of the precipitation during the day will be rain, said Kevin Birk, a National Weather Service meteorologist, but it’s possible the city could see snow later Thursday and early the next morning.

A high of just 45 degrees is expected Thursday. That’s a little too warm for snow, Birk said, but it’ll become more likely overnight as temperatures fall.

It’s not unheard of for Chicago to get snow in late October, Birk said, though it isn’t awfully common.

“Oct. 30 isn’t that out of the realm of oddities to have some snow this time of year, but I can’t think of any Halloween in recent memory that we actually had snow falling,” Birk said.

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