A wet Halloween could dampen spirits in Minneapolis this week but skies may clear with enough time to send trick-or-treaters out the door.
The rain began Wednesday afternoon as clouds overtook the skies. While temperatures were mild with highs around the mid-50s, a east to southeast wind gusted through the city Wednesday night.
On Halloween, skies will remain mostly cloudy but passing showers could moisten outdoor decorations and yard trinkets.
Showers will subside in the evening hours leaving only wet grounds for trick-or-treaters in the area.
Partly cloudy skies will add to the eerie demeanor of Halloween night.
On Friday, partly sunny skies will make a comeback during the daytime hours but the city may have a passing shower or two. Winds will pick up Friday gusting from the west to northwest between 10 and 12 mph.
However, wind gusts up to 21 mph are possible. Those with Halloween decor outside should consider taking it down, as higher gusts may blow them around.
For the weekend, temperatures will drop slightly as the high temperature for Saturday remains at 48 degrees. Some sunshine and clouds are in store on Saturday.
Sunday will be slightly warmer with highs in the 50s, as mostly sunny skies return. However, it will be breezy with gusts up 23 mph. Those looking to head outdoors should bring a jacket.
Warm, dry weather will continue into the weekend across the Seattle metro area.
A push of cooler air will slash summerlike conditions across the Upper Midwest then in the Northeast beginning this weekend.
Flood-ravaged Texas and Oklahoma are in line for one more round of drenching showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday.
Tropical Depression One-E formed early Thursday morning in the eastern Pacific, and is expected to become Tropical Storm Andres later Thursday.
A very active typhoon season combined with drought in much of India could have a significant impact on lives and property for more than a billion people in Asia during the summer of 2015.
A tornado struck a drilling rig in Canadian, Texas, Wednesday night and caused several injuries.
Snowstorm; up to 10".
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36 degrees, latest ever in 30s.
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In Leesburg, VA (suburb of Washington, DC) there was 2.20 inches of rain in 15 minutes.