Spooky Halloween forecast

Heavy rain and gusty winds likely Thursday.
Posted at 9:48 PM, Oct 27, 2019

Halloween week will feature more tricks than treats. Temperatures will go from eerily warm to creepily chilly. Unfortunately there will also be some dampened spirits and a wicked wind for the ghoulish holiday.

The beginning of the week will be a real treat! A ridge of high pressure will build off the coast of Florida and encompass the eastern third of the county. For us in Kentucky that means sunshine and warmer days. We will welcome high in the 70s Monday and Tuesday. Things will get a little more interesting mid-week. Just as the ridge amplifying, a trough of low pressure will dig in across the middle of the country. This trough will pull much chillier air southward, and even bring the potential for pre-Halloween snow for parts of the Midwest and Plains. The associated surface low and cold front will sweep across the Ohio Valley Wednesday and Thursday.

Showers will begin spreading into the Bluegrass on Wednesday. The coverage of rain will only pick up on Thursday. This clearly isn't the best timing for trick-or-treaters. The little witches, ghosts, and goblins will need the rain gear. Heavy rain and gusty winds are likely as the low passes just to our north. Once the rain clears out late Thursday night then the chilliest air of the season will creep in. Friday will be a "raw" day with highs only in the 40s. Lexington could also see the first freeze of the fall. The chill air will hang around into next week.

Trick-or-treat times are still as scheduled. Check the updated list for any possible changes due to the weather.