Rain chances could impact trick-or-treating

Posted October 31, 2011

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— Sprinkles were moving in from the west Monday afternoon, threatening to trick those with outdoor Halloween plans.

Increasing clouds and the chance of showers across much of the Triangle may make umbrellas a necessary part of every trick-or-treating costume Monday night, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

Thanks to a disturbance coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, areas east of the Triangle have the best chance to see significant rain. The chance for precipitation will increase throughout the afternoon.

"The system is coming in off the Atlantic so it's going to impact folks in eastern North Carolina a little bit more than central and western North Carolina," Gardner said. "The Triangle area is going to be right about the cut off point."

Skies were sunny early Monday, but clouds increased throughout the day. Look for mostly cloudy conditions by 5 p.m. 

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Highs Monday climbed into the upper 50s in the afternoon, but were expected to fall back to around 50 by the time kids head out for trick-or-treating festivities. Lows will dip into the 30s again overnight.

"Be prepared with something warm and something to keep you dry," Gardner said. 

Skies will clear overnight Monday heading into Tuesday, setting up several days of sunny, chilly weather, Gardner said. 

Highs will climb into the low to mid 60s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before another chance of rain enters the forecast Friday.

Low temperatures will continue to run below normal in the upper 30s and low 40s. 

Normal temperatures for this time of year range from the upper 60s for highs to the mid 40s for lows.


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  • rescuefan Oct 31, 2011

    We've had more trick or treaters than I had expected. Which is good because I have lots of candy!

  • Raleigh Native Oct 31, 2011

    Happy Hallorain!! it's funny reading the comments of people blaming wral for the weather. Enjoy the rain!! It gives us life !

  • pericinggod101 Oct 31, 2011

    whats going on is there going to be trick or treating in vass or what?

  • americaneel Oct 31, 2011

    wildcat...Thank you for that wonderful insight.

  • BIG_RELIGION_tiny_minds Oct 31, 2011

    lol...but we need some Pagan fun days to balance out all the BORING christian days we have the rest of the year... :)

  • Screw WrAl Oct 31, 2011

    "the bulk of the rain will be over the coastal plain because the front is coming off the atlantic,"

    As I said, they are nothing but incorrect. their timing, their forecasts, you name it, wral ruins it for all of us.

  • Screw WrAl Oct 31, 2011

    rain, just in time to ruin another event and cost people more money wral. way to share your gloom and doom.

  • jblake1932 Oct 31, 2011

    Who cares about this night anyway, it's a Pagan day anyway folks!

  • kcollier39 Oct 31, 2011

    the bulk of the rain will be over the coastal plain because the front is coming off the atlantic,so why is all the rain in central nc and none on the coast.think somebody made a boo boo.

  • JAT Oct 31, 2011

    If kids don't eat too much candy the rest of the year, eating all they get on Halloween will do nothing but make them sick.