Severe storms possible for Halloween in Indiana

Frightful weather sets up for Halloween

INDIANAPOLIS - A spring-like storm system will sweep through Indiana on Thursday, bringing wicked weather to the state for Halloween.

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, with damaging wind as the primary threat, Thursday afternoon and evening.

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The slight risk area now includes all of central Indiana, but most of southern Indiana has a greater chance of severe weather.

While damaging winds are the primary threat, isolated tornadoes will also be possible.

Outside of the thunderstorms, winds will gust to 40 mph ahead of a cold front, with temperatures climbing to near 70 degrees.

"If you have anything you want to do outside, do it early tomorrow, as we will start dry," said StormTeam 6 meteorologist Todd Klaassen. "Once we see the steady rain develop, it will pour throughout most the afternoon and into the evening."

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected.

The dire forecast prompted numerous communities in central Indiana to postpone trick-or-treating. Here's an updated list of trick or treat times -- http://bit.ly/19JYqn2 .

After the cold front passes late Thursday, temperatures will cool down for Friday and the weekend, with much calmer conditions.

Stay with StormTeam 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for the latest severe weather information.

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