Swift Current is set for a chilly Halloween Night.

The forecast from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is predicting a chill in the air, as the temperature is set to fall to -12 C, with a wind chill of -19 C.

Terri Lang, a meteorologist with ECCC, is warning people that it will be colder than they first think. 

"It's going to be kind of a cold one for the little [kids]," said Lang. "We're expecting some really cold temperatures in the overnight period, close to record-breaking for this time of year."

There is a large ridge of high-pressure arctic air moving over southern Saskatchewan. It will be sitting over Swift Current all day tomorrow and into the night. Temperatures will recover during the warmth of the day, before plunging down just in time for trick-or-treaters. 

"So make sure that the costume fits on the top of the old snowsuit," said Lang. "The classic look of Saskatchewan Halloween."

It is recommended that children keep their exposure to the cold minimum, and dress warm. No costume is cool enough to save you from the chill of Halloween Night. Mittens, toques, scarves and more may be needed for a fully functional wardrobe. 

Another suggestion is to chaperone kids from street to street in a vehicle. Allowing them to jump out, and do a lap around the street, before hopping back inside to warm up will give them a chance to stave off the cold between trick-or-treat runs. 

In any event, everyone should take care, be safe, and dress warm. 


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