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Here's how a cold front and rain is going to affect Halloween in Central Texas

Posted at 9:00 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 10:54:41-04

We’re tracking a mid-week cold-front that looks likely to dampen up that trick-or-treating forecast for many in Central Texas.

Here’s what we know:

A cold front will move through Central Texas on Wednesday.

At the moment (Monday morning), models have the front arriving for our more northern and western counties around daybreak Wednesday and then gradually pushing through the region by Wednesday evening. In this setup, high temperatures would most likely be low and mid 70s in the morning, with temperatures falling through the 60s and 50s Wednesday afternoon and evening.

This would leave us with some chilly evening weather, so be ready to bundle up those trick-or-treaters! But more importantly than the temperatures, we have to talk about rain chances.

Along and ahead of the front, storms will be possible with heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning being the main threats. Because our more northern and western counties will be the first to see this front though, and because the current forecast timing brings the front through those counties in the morning hours, you may be able to dodge the rain for Halloween festivities! Along and to the east of I-35, you don’t look as lucky…

We will continue to tweak this forecast as we get closer to Wednesday, but for now, we want you to be prepared for rain and colder weather Wednesday evening.

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