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Rain looming in the forecast for Halloween

Just like spring, fall in Michiana is typically a toss-up on any given day, especially for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.   This is evident in the extreme temperatures and weather we've seen over the years (Fig. 1).  We’ve seen temperatures rise into the low 80s while some years, temperatures dropped below freezing.  So, will trick-or-treaters need to plan on adding extra layers to stay warm or an umbrella to stay dry this year?

Over the last ten years, we’ve seen rain 70% of the time with last year being the only year recording snowfall (Fig. 2).  Thankfully, we’re not tracking another snowy Halloween this year, but unsurprisingly, rain is looming in the forecast (Fig. 3).  The best chance for rain is in the early afternoon hours on Saturday, but there is still a chance for showers to linger into trick-or-treating hours (Fig. 4).  Forecast Track in Fig. 5 still shows a chance for some heavier showers by 7 PM before they eventually move out.  

However, don’t let the rain scare away all of your holiday plans.  Just be sure to add an umbrella to your costume or you could plan on going as a meteorologist.  Stick with ABC57 News for the latest forecast as we get closer to Halloween.  Don’t forget, you can find out the most up to date forecast from your smart phone by downloading the ABC57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather app here.

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