Halloween: Cold, windy with rain, snow showers

INDIANAPOLIS - The forecast for this Halloween will be tricky and not a treat. 

We have already hit our high for today and we will continue to see temperatures fall into the 30s already by the mid-afternoon hours.  While the colder air is moving in, the wind will be picking up and will eventually gust to 30 mph at times putting our wind chill values in the 20s for most of the afternoon and evening hours. 

As for precipitation, we will see just a few spotty showers for the morning commute before a band of light rain moves through during the middle half of the morning into the lunch hour.  When that band of rain goes through, that is the actual passage of the cold front.  Once that is through that is when the cold air really start to pour into central Indiana and when the wind really starts to get gusty.  We get a brief break from the precipitation in the early afternoon before another round moves in during the evening hours.  The second round of rain will mix with some sleet and snow flakes at times with the cold air in place.  To the north, we could see some minor accumulation (mainly on grassy surfaces and cars).  Overnight, the precipitation will come to an end but the temperatures will fall all the way into the mid-20s.  As a result, a Freeze Warning will be in place overnight as a hard freeze is expected resulting in the end of the growing season for the area.  Bottom line is, have the rain gear and heavy coat ready for the entire day.

Saturday and Sunday will be dry and sunny but still very chilly.  Highs on Saturday will be only in the low 40s with gusty winds making it feel much colder.  Sunday will be less windy with high temperatures near 50 and plenty of sunshine.  The next chance of rain arrives on Election Day and will continue into Wednesday with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Sunrise: 8:13 AM    Sunset: 6:44 PM

Today:  Cloudy – Very Windy – PM Rain mixing with snow… 43 but falling all day

Overnight:  Rain/Snow Showers Early – Then Clearing… 26

Saturday: Partly Cloudy & Windy… 41

Sunday:  Mostly Sunny… 49

Monday: Sun & Clouds… 57

Tuesday:  Sct. Showers… 59

Wednesday: Rain… 58

Thursday: Mostly Sunny… 57

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