Rain can dampen your fearful plans. Here is the forecast for Halloween weekend


As the ghouls and goblins prepare to take to the streets for Halloween, some may find the forecast for the weekend and Monday just as scary.

While most of the country should be fear-free, there will be some scary skies.

Saturday will be wet in parts of the Pacific Northwest and deep south.

Low clouds, rain and thunder will also add to the atmosphere of your Halloween party. Most of the rain will fall in Louisiana, Arkansas and most parts of Mississippi and Tennessee.

The culprit is a less scary cold front that will move across the South over the weekend. It shouldn’t bring any severe storms, but heavy showers could linger and slow any outdoor plans.

New Orleans, Little Rock, Arkansas and Jackson, Mississippi should be on the lookout for possible showers and thunderstorms on Saturday.

The Pacific Northwest will be another wet spot this weekend. Many in the region will welcome the rain after the dry months of July, August and September.

Two systems will meet in the Pacific Northwest bringing good amounts of rain, although there is still some uncertainty in the forecast.

“It could be a wetter and windier weather system for our area, but details will continue to clear over the coming days,” the Seattle Weather Service said.

By Sunday, most of the rain will move out of the Pacific Northwest, giving the region a very brief respite from the rain, but showers will move in to the south.

Showers in the south move east on Sunday.

Rain will fall across Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and much of Arkansas and the Florida Panhandle.

The rain doesn’t have to be heavy, but it can be heavy at times.

“Showers are expected to increase throughout Sunday and remain in the area through Monday,” the Knoxville weather service office said. “I’m not expecting any heavy rain, but we’re hoping we’ll get maybe a half inch in our very dry region.”

With Monday’s big trick-or-treating day, much of the country seems relatively quiet.

However, as that cold front continues to cross the country, showers will move into parts of Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast by Halloween.

Halloween rain will drench parts of the East and Pacific Northwest.

A wet night could be in store for parts of Washington, DC, New York City, Nashville and the interior Northeast.

These will be scattered in nature, so very successful.

“There remains considerable uncertainty in the overall evolution of the pattern,” the Philadelphia weather service said. “Museums (forecast models) suggest above-average temperatures, although the chance of rain early in the week will remain unsettled.”

Rain will also continue across the Pacific Northwest and into the Northern Rockies.

Showers and gusty winds were seen in several places, including the Idaho Panhandle, eastern Washington and western Montana.

Hold on to your witch hat in this region on Halloween night.

“Driving suggests sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph for these areas,” the Spokane weather service said. “Winds of this magnitude occur several times a year and have the potential to cause minor tree damage.”

Mother Nature is handing out products as temperatures drop across much of the country.

Halloween temperatures will be above normal across much of the country.

The Ohio Valley and Northeast will see temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s Saturday, Sunday and Halloween.

Mostly south will be in the upper 60s and low 70s over the weekend and into Monday.

Temperatures on the Plains will be in the 60s through the weekend, then near the 70s by Halloween.

The Northern Plains will also be warmer than normal, with highs in the 60s over the weekend and Halloween.

Southwest will be in the upper 50s and low 60s through the weekend and into Monday.

However, temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will be below normal for Halloween.