(WPRI) — Looks like witches will want to trade their brooms for umbrellas this Halloween…and hold on tight, it will be windy too.
Off and on rain is likely throughout the day on Thursday, but the Pinpoint Weather Team says there will be a lull in the rain during trick-or-treating. A few light showers are possible, but it won’t be a washout. It will be warm, humid and windy with temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds increasing, strong gusts up to 40-45 mph at times this evening.
The strongest of the winds will likely arrive after midnight into the pre-dawn hours Friday morning. In fact a High Wind Warning is in effect for most of our area with gusts of 50-60 mph possible. The good news in all of this? This will be well-after Trick-Or-Treating has ended. However, there is a chance of some isolated tree damage and power outages. If it’s safe to do so, you may want to take down your Halloween decorations before going to bed Halloween night so the strong winds overnight don’t take your decorations to your neighbor’s yard.
Temperatures will stay near 70° late into the night, but drop quickly early Friday morning behind a cold front. Once the front moves off-shore, expect skies to brighten up with blustery winds and temperatures in the 50s on Friday.
For a Halloween-specific forecast – keep checking this post. It will continue to be updated leading up to the holiday.