Howling wind for HalloweenOctober 29th, 2013 at 6:51 pm by Robb Ellis under Weather
The forecast looks scary for Halloween Trick-Or-Treating, with rain, wind and a chance for storms. Temperatures will be mild ahead of the system, but cool down for the weekend.
Most of the rain this afternoon has remained in southern Indiana, but growing confidence that we’ll see showers redevelop to the north and move through central Indiana. With clouds staying in place, temperatures overnight will remain mild, likely staying in the 50s.
Showers will continue off and on throughout the day. Temperatures will be very warm. Highs near 70 are expected, but with clouds remaining in place and showers expected, it may be difficult to get temperatures t0 70. A south wind will help make the difference in those warm temperatures and will remain light at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday (Halloween):While clouds will linger from Wednesday’s showers, a break from the rain is expected early Thursday morning. Rain will move back in on Thursday afternoon, as potentially a line of storms arrives, along with heavy rain, during the afternoon and continuing through the evening. Temperatures will stay warm, likely into the mid to upper 60s.
The bigger concern will be gusty winds on Halloween. Ahead of the line of storms, southwest winds will pick up to 15 to 25 mph. In any heavy rain and storms, winds may gust over 40 mph. Those winds will shift to northwest late Thursday night, after the line of storms rolls through.
Friday through weekend:
Much cooler air arrives as temperatures move into the 50s for highs, and 30s for lows. Partly cloudy skies are expected.