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Heavy Rain, Tornados for Halloween?

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Halloween can mean scary costumes and scary haunted houses…how ’bout scary weather?  Deep East Texas is bracing for a round of nasty weather set to hit Wednesday and Thursday. 

I had a chance to talk with a forecaster from the National Weather Service in Shreveport earlier today and he believes that anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain could fall across parts of the Pineywoods and Northeast Texas through Thursday evening.  Severe storms including isolated tornadoes are not out of the question for the Eastern third of Texas.

So…here’s the big question.

What about Halloween trick or treating and other outdoor events tied to the holiday?  As far as the immediate Lufkin/Nacogdoches area, it looks like most of the heavy rain should fall from Wednesday evening through mid-Thursday afternoon.  By the time nightfall arrives, sprinkles and drizzle may linger, but the heavier stuff should subside.  However, the farther East you go, that timeline will be altered.  For instance, persons in Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler and Jasper counties could see the heavier rainfall later into the evening hours of Halloween.

Keep in mind, this forecast is subject to change, and even the smallest variance could alter the timeline for the heavier rain by a few hours.  Regardless, mushy, muddy yards are almost a certainty for trick or treating.  So, it may be a good idea to have a ‘Plan B’ ready to go, like a costume that requires rubber boots.

Keep listening to KICKS 105 for all the latest weather updates and bulletins.

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