Hallowarm! Louisville could see record-high temps for trick-or-treating

Hallowarm! Louisville could see record-high temps for trick-or-treating
Cee Cee Sublett will be all smiles Monday night for Halloween. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Cee Cee Sublett will be all smiles Monday night for Halloween. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisvillians remember plenty of cold and rainy Halloweens, but this year's weather is expected to be different. Much different.

"A lot of people don't remember it being this warm this time of year, this late in the year, because it's just been so long," WAVE 3 News meteorologist Ryan Hoke said.

How long? Ronald Reagan was President of the United States and gas averaged $1 a gallon.

"We actually haven't had highs in the 80s on Halloween since 1987 here in Louisville," Hoke said.

When it comes to the unusually warm fall temperatures and the great outdoors, garden expert Cindi Sullivan says don't worry about losing fall color.

"We always have great color here in Kentucky," she said. "It's always beautiful."

Sullivan says your biggest warm weather worries for trees, lawns, plants and shrubs should be about keeping them hydrated.

"We need lots of water right now, while we've got these clear blue skies and all of the sunshine," Sullivan said. "Everything is going to still be working, so we need to make sure there's lots of moisture in the leaves and the stems and the roots so that everything can get done the way it needs to get done. Water is extremely important during these conditions. The trees are transpiring while they still have the leaves so they are losing lots of water. It's amazing how much trees can absorb from the soil and release into the air, (for) a mature sycamore (it's) 300 gallons a day!"

As for Halloween displays, Sullivan says you may want to put your Pumpkins in shaded areas and away from the heat if possible. As for Halloween Costumes? Adults wearing heavy masks to parties could get overheated. And when it comes to cute kids?

Cee Cee Sublett 3, should be comfortable in her PJ Masks' Catboy costume, which includes a hood and long sleeves, at Friday night's annual Anchorage Halloween Carnival and Parade. That's because temperatures then will be in the 60s and 70s.

Come Halloween? ,

"On Monday, Catboy might be a little too hot with her hat and full arms and legs," Mills Sublett, Cee Cee's mom, said.

Adjustments Louisville parents are never too surprised about.

"It's typical Kentucky weather," Mills Sublett said with a smile. "You don't know from one day to the next what it's going to be like."

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