Treat tonight, tricks to come in Triangle weather forecast

Posted October 31, 2018 6:13 a.m. EDT
Updated October 31, 2018 4:05 p.m. EDT

— From Kill Devil Hills to Devil's Courthouse, the weather across North Carolina will be ideal for trick-or-treating Wednesday night.

After a mostly sunny day where temperatures in Raleigh reached 71 degrees, it will only cool down only into the mid-50s overnight.

By the time the sun sets and the ghouls come out, temperatures will still be in the 60s, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. Those overnight lows don't come until well after midnight.

Trick-or-treat weather couldn't be more ideal

The forecast is much more scary for the days that follow.

Thursday will start out humid, with clouds increasing over the course of the day. By late afternoon or early evening, the rain begins.

The front brings rain throughout the day for Friday, with a good chance for some showers and even a thunderstorm in spots.

"We could see winds gust as high as 35 to 45 mph on Friday," Fishel said. "There's also a small chance we could see a strong or severe storm late into the afternoon and evening hours."

High school football games scheduled for Friday evening are again in jeopardy. The 2018 season has seen weather wreak havoc with football schedules – from the loss of a week due to Hurricane Florence to last week's steady rain which saw dozens of teams choose to play on Thursday.

Underneath the clouds, the temperatures stay warmer than normal for early November. The forecast high Thursday and Friday is 75 degrees.

Skies clear again for the weekend with cooler temperatures before a chance for rain returns on Monday.