Halloween storm on the way

Oct 30, 2014 8:55 PM by Kris Kuyper

Thursday was another nice day around the North State, but we'll see big changes tomorrow. A cold Halloween storm will arrive with much needed rain for everyone and a chance of thunderstorms in the Valley.

The steady band of rain arrives in the morning, soaking everyone. The back edge to this band moves through around Noon, and we'll dry up and maybe even see a bit of sunshine. Then cold and unstable low pressure moves in, which will generate scattered showers for everyone, with possibly a Valley thunderstorm as well. Small hail is possible in these thunderstorms, along with locally heavy rain and dangerous lightning.

My thoughts on how to handle trick-or-treating tomorrow: Take your mobile device with you, and track the storms as your kids trick or treat. If you notice storms heading in your direction, get back close to your car or house, and be ready to pack it up quickly. If there's nothing nearby, let them have fun getting their candy!

Low pressure will still be overhead on Saturday, so a stray shower or afternoon thunderstorm in the Valley is possible yet again. We'll finally dry up Saturday night, and with clearing skies it'll cool down into the upper 30's in the Valley!

Sunday will be sunny, but Sunday night will be cold again. Look for warming temperatures next week as high pressure builds in. Next chance of rain would be next Friday.


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