Many years ago when I was a kid, I was wildly excited one particular Halloween because I just happened to have a brand-new, fits-like-a-charm Spider Man costume that I just couldn't wait to impress my friends and neighbors with.

Temperatures that week had been really pleasant, with highs in the middle 60s and lows in the low 50s, so I knew it would be perfect weather for web-slinging around the neighborhood absolutely and completely coat-less. Of all the Halloweens I had experienced (about 6 of them), I knew this one would be the best...

...except it wasn't. Temperatures crashed into the upper 30s by trick-or-treat time, and my mom enforced a rule that I never saw Spider Man's Aunt May enforce--that's right, I had to wear a coat over my costume. If it weren't for the ridiculous amount of Snickers bars I came home with, the night would have been a total loss.

Why do I tell you this? Well, there might be some other really cool costumes in Northern Illinois that will end up being covered with coats and hats this coming Tuesday night. That's why.

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Two pumpkins covered with snow for a cold Halloween night
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Not Only Will Coats And Hats Possibly Come Into Play On Halloween Night, There's A Chance That Your Pumpkins Will Look Like The Photos Above

I know what you're thinking. Is he talking about the dreaded the "S" word? No, but I guess you could say that the "S" word is implied by pointing out the pictures with snow all over some pumpkins.

What are the chances that Northern Illinois gets hit with snow on Halloween like the 3-plus inches of snow we got on Halloween 2019? Probably fairly slim, but it's possible.

Tuesday's Halloween forecast calls for a daytime high of 37 degrees, and an overnight low of 22 degrees. The forecast also calls for a 25 percent chance of light snow or snow showers.


Halloween is expected to be a chilly one, according to Eyewitness News meteorologist Joey Marino, who predicts temperatures to drop into the mid 30s by the time trick-or-treating begins in the afternoon.

Polarn O Pyrent recommends three layers when the temperature drops below 41 degrees. An inner layer to keep the body warm and dry, a middle layer that insulates warmth under the outer layer, and an outer layer that keeps the warmth in and the weather out.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

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