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Weather: Gloomy Ghosts and Ghastly Ghouls

Weather

Gloomy Ghosts and Ghastly Ghouls

By Nili Harnik and Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologists

Halloween promises to be a brisk and likely damp day. The large pool of cold air that plunged southward over the weekend has started a slow migration back north again, pushed by the southerly flow of a surface high pressure ridge to the east. By nightfall, as goblins and skeletons and terrible costumes emerge, the front will be overhead and over-running air from the south may generate some light rain. Rain is more likely on the way home from the party than before, but if make-up is going to run, then take an umbrella.

Wednesday looks none too pretty either as continued southwesterly flow brings moisture, clouds, and again chance of light rain.

In the outlook, we again look towards a chilly weekend as a cyclone develops midweek over the midwest, pulling cold air down once more.

Today: Mostly cloudy. Southwest wind at 1015 mph (1624 kph). Slight chance of rain by early evening. High 53F (12C).

Tonight: Cloudy with light rain towards night's end. Gusting winds during the night. Low 42F (6C).

Wednesday: Gloomy. Mostly cloudy. High 56F (13C). Low 42F (6C).

Thursday: Continued chance of rain, possibly heavy. High 60F (16C). Low 48F (9C).