Halloween forecast for Reno

Halloween forecast for Reno

Nevada Day is here and that means Halloween is right around the corner. As you head out for Halloween-related activities for the next few days, expect dry conditions and near-average temperatures. We will be leaving the month with dropping temperatures as winds in the upper atmosphere shift to bring cooler air south out of Canada. But enough of that here’s what the evenings have in store for activities this weekend and on Halloween.

Friday evening

Friday will see a high in the mid-70s with clear skies allowing temperatures to drop down into the upper-30s to low-40s overnight. If you’re venturing out to a corn maze or some Nevada Day event, you’ll want to bring a sweater as temperatures will be largely in the 50s and 60s with a light breeze outside of the cities and on hills.

Image: Google/NASA

Saturday evening

Saturday will be a near carbon copy of Friday. Afternoon highs will be in the mid-70s in the lower elevations, dropping down to the upper-30s and low-40s overnight with clear skies. If you’re taking your kids out to a trick-or-treat activity Saturday, you’ll find temperatures maybe a degree or two above Friday but still chilly enough for a sweater or light jacket. Barely any wind is expected Saturday.

Image: Google/NASA


As mentioned earlier, upper-level winds are going to shift to bring some cooler air out of Canada for Monday and Tuesday. Things are expected to remain dry, and skies will be mostly clear. Highs in the lowlands will be in the low to mid-60s, with temperatures dropping into the mid-30s overnight. Be sure to dress warm, around 8pm temperatures are looking to be in the 40s and 50s with a light breeze possible.

Image: Google/NASA

Beyond Halloween

Yes, there are rumors that we could see some snow in about a week. I wouldn’t put too much weight into that yet, though, unless you live up in the Sierra. If you have plans to head over the mountains next weekend, you might want to keep an eye on the forecast. Until then, here’s a weather model to get your hopes up until we get a little closer (but remember, nobody can accurately say more than that it might happen).

GFS modeled snowfall for the 24hr period ending 5pm on the 5th. (Image: Pivotal Weather)

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