What Kentuckians Should Expect on Halloween Day

As the year continues to seem to fly by, we’re quickly approaching Halloween this Saturday. 

Of course, things may be different this year, as has been the case with other celebrations since the pandemic began. If you are going to be spending time outside, you may be wondering what to expect.

What You Need To Know

  • Kentucky, on average, has highs in the 60s on Halloween
  • This year looks to be near-normal or slightly below-normal for temperatures
  • Snow has even fallen on Halloween in Kentucky

Saturday has come into view on the 7-Day forecast. We can give you an idea of what to expect based on climatology and look at some of the extremes for Louisville, Lexington, Covington, and Bowling Green.

On average, high temperatures are typically in the low to middle 60s from north to south across the Commonwealth, with lows at night in the 40s. That puts trick-or-treat temperatures in the 50s on average.

Looking ahead to this year’s Halloween, from a long-range forecast perspective, we’re expecting temperatures to be near to slightly below the averages mentioned above.  

Here is a look at some of the extreme and records for Halloween Day:


Warmest: 84 (1950)

Coldest: 26 (1887)

Wettest: 1.68 inches (1941)

Snowiest: Trace (2019)


Warmest: 82 (1950)

Coldest: 22 (1887)

Wettest: 1.77 inches (1942)

Snowiest 0.1 inches (1954)


Warmest: 81 (1950)

Coldest: 24 (1923)

Wettest: 1.49 inches (1941)

Snowiest: 0.3 inches (1993)

Bowling Green

Warmest: 87 (1922)

Coldest: 25 (1887)

Wettest: 2.70 inches (1942)

Snowiest 0.9 inches (1993)