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Cool weather for Halloween as Houston experiences first cold snap of the season

Cold weather will be here for the week. But by the weekend, temperatures are expected to be in the 70s.

Trick or treat. Mother with children going to trick or treat on Halloween holiday. Mom with kids in party costumes with baskets going to neighbourhood houses for candies, treats.
Trick or treat. Mother with children going to trick or treat on Halloween holiday.

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Many Houstonians grabbed a jacket on their way out the door this morning for the first time in nearly a year, and can expect to need one as they celebrate Halloween on Tuesday.

Houston Chronicle Meteorologist Justin Ballard said to be sure to bundle up the trick-or-treaters, as he spoke to Craig Cohen on Monday's Houston Matters.

"We will see highs rebound just still well below average into mid-50s tomorrow. Shower chances possible, especially earlier in the day," he said. "Trick or treating forecast looks A-OK, at least for now. I do think we’ll start to clear skies on out. It’s still going to be cold though so make sure we’ve got those layered looks for the kiddos." Ballard added to expect wind gusts between 15-20 mph.

Wednesday night is the night Ballard said to focus on.

"The potential for possibly some frost temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30s here in Houston. I think the best chance for that will mainly be north of Houston."

Temperatures are only temporary, he said. By Friday temperatures will be back up to the mid-to-upper 70s.