HOUSTON — Get the hot chocolate ready and your little ones bundled up for what is expected to be a cold trick-or-treat in Houston.

The rain has cleared out, but it will be cold and windy. Temps Halloween will stay in the 40s and 50s, with a north wind at 10-15 mph, making it feel like it's in the low 40s to upper 30s on the north side. Brrrrr! A freeze warning is in effect northwest of Houston. In Houston, we will stay above freezing, but it will be cold.

Cold temps Thursday
Cold temps Thursday

By the way, the record for coldest Houston Halloween is 29 degrees, set in 1993. And the coldest high temp on record for Oct. 31st was in the mid-50s in 1925, so this could break a very old.. cold... record as Houston's high temperatures may struggle to get out of the 40s this time around.

At least clearing skies will keep the rain threat away. It's all because of a big dip in the jet stream that will open the door to cold air coming in all the way from Alaska.

It's a large winter storm system that will lay down a thick coating of snow across the central plains. Even parts of north Texas will get a few inches of the white stuff. This year, winter and Halloween arrive on the same day.

Sunshine w/ partly cloudy skies return. Daytime highs in the mid-60s and overnight lows in the 40s. Perfect weekend weather, especially in the daytime. Get outside!