Mother Nature has a few tricks in store for the ghouls and goblins going door-to-door collecting treats Halloween night, but the inclement weather won't last too long, NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell says.
Rain and chilly air is in the Metroplex forecast during the early part of the prime trick-or-treating hours of 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thanks to a cold front, the air Tuesday afternoon will not only be chilly but could be quite wet.
Mitchell said Tuesday afternoon that he does not expect the rain to be a wash-out and that those going out to trick-or-treat after 6:30 or 7 p.m. may stay mostly dry as the rain continues to march east.
- 6 p.m. — At 6 p.m., the temperature will be just under the day's forecast high at 51 degrees. There is an 70 percent chance of light to moderate rain at this time. Sunset Tuesday is 6:38 p.m.
- 7 p.m. — The temperature at 7 p.m. is expected to be about 50 degrees with a 50 percent chance of rain.
- 8 p.m. — An hour after sunset, the temperature is expected to be in the high 40s with most of the rain moving to the east and out of our area.
The air, having been cooled by the rain, will be chilly. Rain or cold weather gear doesn't have to be a damper on a costume however. You could dress as someone who carries an umbrella, such as Willy Wonka or Mary Poppins, or as someone who wears a big coat, like Inspector Gadget or a fireman. Maybe the Gorton's fisherman? What about Aquaman?
Of course, you could also embrace the rain and go as a storm cloud, a rainbow or even as a TV meteorologist/storm chaser.
Moms and dads, if you're driving home to escort superheroes through the neighborhood you may want to give yourself a little more time to get home. Mix the possibility of inclement weather with more people expected to be on the road early and you have a recipe for a longer commute.
The rain and cooler air won't last long, however. On Wednesday, the temperature is expected climb back to 74 degrees and nearly 90 on Thursday. Another cold front early next week will bring the high temperatures back into the 60s and another chance for rain.
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