You never really know what the weather will do on Halloween in Central Washington. October 31st could be really nice with relatively warm weather, or, in some years, we could see snowflakes.

Growing up in Wenatchee, which is just about 100 miles north of Yakima, I distinctly remember snow on Halloween in the 5th grade. It was awesome! Sure, it was only an inch or so, but as kids, you didn't have to worry about driving in the stuff and it was magical watching the snow falling as the neighborhood trick-or-treaters were festooned in full Halloween garb, on sugar highs, building impromptu snowmen and sliding around in neighbors' yards.

Yvonne Stephenson
Yvonne Stephenson

Yakima Weather Forecast for Halloween, Sunday, October 31st

According to the National Weather Service - the weekend forecast calls for:

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 33. Northwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32. North wind 9 to 11 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. North wind around 6 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of rain after 11 am. Snow level 2100 feet rising to 4900 feet in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

So, with highs expected to reach the low to mid-50s on Sunday with light winds, everything seems to point to a mild evening.

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