Halloween Forecast: Warm, Wet, & Windy

Posted at 7:21 AM, Oct 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-30 07:21:09-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A strong low-pressure system will bring a surge of warmth and moisture into West Michigan starting Wednesday night and continuing all the way through Halloween night.

The daylight hours of Wednesday will remain dry, with a fair amount of sunshine before clouds return late in the day.  High temperatures will climb to around 60° in the afternoon.

As the first wave of low pressure approaches, some rain showers will develop by around midnight Wednesday night, and rain may become heavy at times with thunder possible into Thursday morning.  Periods of rain will continue to develop as additional low pressure moves into the Great Lakes through Thursday night.  As much as one to two inches of rain will be likely across the area, with the heaviest currently forecast to affect locations in the southern portions of the state.

In addition to the wet weather, winds will pick up out of the south and gust in excess of 20 miles per hour late Thursday, shifting to the west and picking up even more Friday.

If there is a silver lining, it’s that there will be some breaks in the rain at times, and that temperatures will at least be warm through the period.  Highs Thursday will be well into the 60s.

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