Finger on the Weather

Those ghosts and goblins could be sweating a bit

Halloween decorations at 304 N. Bluff. (Oct. 25, 2016)
Halloween decorations at 304 N. Bluff. (Oct. 25, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Remember those Halloweens when you were little that were so cold you had to bundle up — or, these days, put heavy coats on your kids — before going trick-or-treating?

That won’t be a concern this Halloween in the Sunflower State. If anything, the kids might overheat.

The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 84 for Wichita, which is just shy of the record high of 85 for Oct. 31, set in 1950.

Highs around 5 p.m. Monday will still be in the 80s, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures will linger in the 70s by the time trick-or-treat stragglers wrap up their treks.

There may be a few clouds, forecasters say, but precipitation won’t be an issue. It may be a bit breezy, though, with south winds blowing steadily in the teens. Gusts will be in the 20s.