By Karen Carter

The countdown to trick-or-treating is well underway. Over the past few years, we have been lucky to have dry weather and relatively mild temperatures while going door-to-door to bags full of candy. This year, however, Mother Nature has decided to play a trick on us.

Rain showers will persist throughout the day on Thursday as a low-pressure system located near the Arkansas and Louisiana border will track east of Michigan by Halloween night. Precipitation will stay in liquid form during trick-or-treating but will begin to mix with snow after p.m.

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Not only will we expect wet weather, but temperatures will be chilly, too. From 6 pm to 8 pm, expect temps to be in the mid- to low 40s. As the rain changes to snow, winds will also drastically increase, and temperatures will continue to drop into the mid-30s for overnight lows. Between the cold temperatures and wind gusts nearing 40 mph, wind chills will fall into the low 20s by Friday morning.

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Expect some of the Halloween snow to stick. We could wake up on Friday morning to 0.75” of snow. If you are headed north of M-46, you could expect to see a couple of inches coating the grass!

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Dress warm this year; it’s going to be a frightful Halloween!