A storm center over the Southern Mississippi River Valley today will lift northeast tonight and Thursday and swing a series of frontal zones through the Northeast and New England. These frontal zones will bring showers (and some strong gusty winds) to the region over the next 24 to 36 hours before conditions improve for the weekend.
While it’s been evident for the better part of a week that we’d be dealing with unsettled weather on Halloween, “timing is everything” as they say and we may very well luck out with mostly dry conditions for Thursday evening.
It looks as though the threat for wet weather will come in two separate waves…the first being later tonight and into the first part of Thursday and the second being very late Thursday night into the early part of Friday. In between these two rounds of showers (both of which could include some heavier elements of rain), conditions will be mild, a bit muggy, quite windy but not overly wet. Odds favor a couple of quick showers or sprinkles but not a lengthy, soaking Halloween-cancelling rain during that time.
So if you are headed out Thursday afternoon and evening, keep some wet weather gear with you but don’t anticipate a drenching rain…at least that’s how things appear at this time.