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Halloween weather forecast

Severe storms may make this Halloween a bit more spooky.

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 8:38 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2018 8:38 AM

Your kids' costumes are selected and you have your route around the neighborhood mapped out. There's only one hurdle between your family and mounds of delicious Halloween loot: What will the weather be for Wednesday's annual trek for treats?

The end of October can be a volatile time for weather around the country, as crisp autumn nights can quickly turn into winter-like scenes to match the costumed "Frozen" characters appearing at your door.

This year's forecast features a strong cold front across the middle portion of the country, bringing some frightful weather to many Americans on Wednesday evening.

The cold front will separate a mild air mass to the south and east from a much colder one over the Midwest and Central Plains. Just ahead of the front will be a line of showers and thunderstorms that extends from Maine all the way to Texas.

The strongest storms will be across the South. Some could turn severe in parts of Eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, where NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued an 'enhanced risk' for severe storms, with potential for damaging winds and even tornadoes.

While storms will not be as strong farther to the north, rainfall should be fairly widespread across much of the Ohio River Valley, the Eastern Great Lakes and into the Northeast by Halloween evening. In those parts of the country you'll want to keep umbrellas handy for trick-or-treaters.

In Colorado a storm will bring several inches of snow to most of the Front Range region, prompting winter storm watches and advisories for portions of the state.

The Denver metro area could see snow on Halloween, though it should end early in the day and will just be chilly for evening outdoor activities. Snow will linger later in the day as you go south through Colorado, but it should be ending statewide by nightfall.

The other scariest region for weather on Wednesday will be the Northern Rockies, where a storm system will bring a range of wintry weather to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Temperatures will be seasonally cool across the region as well, although no part of the country will see temperatures on Halloween night that are significantly below average.

Ahead of the cold front, mild temperatures will keep Halloween night unseasonably warm for most of the eastern third of the country. For example, afternoon and evening temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s for much of the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys -- 15 to 20 degrees above average.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 67649

Reported Deaths: 1912
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds5613118
DeSoto365831
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Madison242266
Rankin228334
Jackson227642
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Washington166341
Lee146241
Lauderdale141292
Neshoba128692
Lamar122014
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Bolivar111334
Warren109333
Lowndes107737
Panola105913
Sunflower103925
Scott100320
Lafayette97316
Copiah95428
Pike93636
Leflore93363
Holmes89248
Grenada84721
Yazoo83112
Pontotoc8278
Lincoln81741
Monroe79655
Simpson79630
Leake78825
Wayne76721
Coahoma76013
Tate73429
Marshall6959
Marion67720
Union63616
Adams62325
Winston62016
Covington61213
George5815
Pearl River55039
Newton54211
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Attala52225
Walthall50220
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Calhoun4189
Tishomingo4175
Prentiss41210
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Smith40513
Clay39614
Hancock39014
Jasper3869
Tippah36613
Itawamba35910
Tunica3377
Clarke32726
Montgomery3265
Lawrence3238
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Humphreys29311
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Perry2367
Webster23412
Kemper23314
Amite2326
Jefferson Davis2316
Wilkinson21213
Stone1995
Sharkey1975
Jefferson1967
Benton1441
Choctaw1344
Franklin1272
Issaquena261
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 99390

Reported Deaths: 1733
CountyConfirmedDeaths
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Madison537834
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Shelby328335
Marshall316736
Lee267845
Morgan239318
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Elmore172338
Walker152664
Houston139812
Russell13682
St. Clair133817
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Franklin127420
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Colbert118113
Autauga116921
Lauderdale116719
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Jackson9894
Tallapoosa85579
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Dale83424
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Butler76436
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Pike7097
Clarke6629
Barbour5755
Marion57424
Lowndes57224
Marengo55215
Hale47626
Bullock46411
Winston45311
Perry4424
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Wilcox42910
Monroe4214
Randolph40110
Pickens4009
Conecuh39310
Washington39112
Sumter36018
Lawrence3491
Macon33514
Crenshaw3185
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Cherokee2737
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Geneva2611
Clay2585
Greene25111
Lamar2222
Fayette2075
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