Strong storms possible Halloween night

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Severe storms possible for Halloween night

The weather is set to turn spooky just in time for Halloween with a big portion of the state, including Indianapolis, now under a slight risk for severe weather for Thursday.  Overall here in Central Indiana the severe weather threat is a relatively low 15 percent, but there will still be a chance with strong, straight line, destructive winds being the main concern.  Timing of most of the rain appears to be just after most trick-or-treaters would be out and about, but we cannot rule out rain and storms ahead of any line that develops.  Several local communities have already delayed their planned trick-or-treating night to either Friday or Saturday night.

For today expect highs in the upper 60s after we only hit 54 yesterday.  The main difference will be a morning warm front that will change our air mass.  This warmer denser air will also be more unstable allowing us to see light showers and isolated storms throughout the day today and tomorrow.  A similar set-up is expected for Thursday with strong southerly winds helping to

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Changes on when to go Trick-or-treating

destabilize the area.  I would not be surprised to see Thursday as the warmest day of the week but right now we are forecasting Today and Thursday to both see highs in the upper 60s.

Storms roll through late on Thursday evening and last through Friday morning.  Friday’s high could be reached at midnight as temperatures will cool behind the front.  We are forecasting a Friday high of 58°.  Saturday may also see some light rain as the trough slides through.  Expect to see plenty of clouds on Saturday with a high near 50.  Sunday should be the start of a couple of dry days with highs in the 50s.  Slightly warmer as we start your work week next week with highs in the low 60s.