It shouldn’t be a surprise that Mother Nature may be prepared to drop a nasty trick on Halloween.
Rain chances will be around throughout the day on Wednesday, including a slight chance for severe storms packing wind and hail. A cold front also will sweep in, with temperatures falling through the 60s during the day with an expected low in the upper 40s Thursday morning.
The good news: The severe threat should be long gone by the time trick-or-treaters start going door-to-door in search of candy. But there’s no guarantee the rain will be completely gone.
“It looks like by trick-or-treating time the severe threat will be well to our southeast into Central and East Texas, but we could still have lingering showers,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin.
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The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk — 1 on a scale of 5 — of severe storms on Wednesday with wind and hail predicted to be the biggest threats. But Godwin said the brief severe threat should be earlier in the day and rain is once again likely to be the greatest concern.
‘The rain potential is probably an inch or so,” Godwin said. “But with all of our lakes and rivers full, it doesn’t take much to start having problems. If it comes down quickly or we get some isolated pockets of 2-3 inches, we could start seeing flooding problems again.”