Storms Usher in a Cold Blast for Halloween
Get ready for the coldest air we've seen so far this Fall
It was another dismal day across the Chattahoochee Valley and the Plains with showers on and off adding to the sogginess left from yesterday’s rain. We are still under a MARGINAL risk for severe weather through Halloween Day. Damaging winds in excess of 40-60 mph remain our biggest concern. Frequent lightning, periods of heavy rain and brief, spin-up tornadoes are also possible.
Once the cold front pushes through on Thursday, afternoon temperatures will fall through the day. In fact, our highs for Halloween will hit around lunch time. Temperatures will decline from northwest to southeast starting as early as 11 am as a frigid air mass begins to blanket the AL/GA region.
Some good news for the kiddos: Looks like the front will try to run through early enough to allow the rain to exit by the time kids hit the road for trick-or-treating… or at least for some of it. It’s still going to be soggy out there, so watch your step. Plus, it will be quite chilly with winds gusting to 25 mph. Temperatures are projected to be in the upper 50s to low 60s with wind chills in the upper 40s to low 50s. Don’t forget a coat when you head out to hunt those goodies.
Friday through the weekend will be absolutely spectacular! Expect lots o’ sunshine with highs in the low to mid 60s during the day. Nights will be clear and crisp with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Some outlying areas could even see some frost each night.
-Chief Meteorologist Miller Robson
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