After nearly perfect start to the work week, things are going to start to tumble down hill right in time for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Another system will be forming and digging its way northeasterly up into our backyards. On a plus note, we we will see mild temps through most of the work week with temps remaining in the middle 60s at least through Halloween, before a big drop for Friday and the upcoming 1st weekend of November.


A low to our southwest will develop and start to drive back up to the north. This will bring up rain chances during the day on Wednesday, but will keep temps above normal in the mid to upper 60s.

The good news is that warmer air will move north Wednesday night, and will keep temps in the mid to upper 50s Wednesday night, but it will be wet.

By Thursday we will see that low continuing to lift north, and it will push a cold front up into our area by the time the kids get off the bus Thursday afternoon and will have the front near I-71 by Thursday at sunset.

So right now I expect that temps will still be in the lower 60s to near 60 by the Trick or Treating hours on Thursday. Click here for a full listing of all the local Trick or Treating times.

I think rain chances will be very high (70%-80% as of now) for the Thursday evening forecast. As the front pushes through near/after sunset the winds will pick up too, with gusts into the 20-30mph range.

Above is the rainfall forecast through Thursday morning, and notice for most of our area, we are ranging from 2/5″ of rain to almost 4/5″ of rain.

But the more moderate to heavy rain will occur during the day on Thursday.

The latest model showing an inch or more of rainfall during the day and evening hours on Thursday.

Again, it will be mild at least for the Trick or Treating hours on Thursday, and that isn’t a bad thing. In fact, Friday highs will struggle into the upper 40s with wind, so it could be worse.

Below is a listing of times in your community for Trick or Treaters.
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  • Ashville Oct. 27 4-5:30pm  
  • Athens Oct. 31 5:30-7:30pm  
  • Bexley Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • Bucyrus Oct. 31 5-7pm  
  • Canal Winchester Oct. 31 5:30-7:30pm  
  • Centerburg Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • Chillicothe Oct. 31 6-7:30pm  
  • Circleville Oct. 31 5-7pm 
  • Circleville DBA Oct 29 5-6:30pm 
  • Columbus Oct. 31 6-8pm  
  • Danville Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • Delaware Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Dublin Oct. 31 6-8pm
  • Fairfield Township Oct. 31 5-7pm 
  • Fredericktown Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • Gahanna Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Genoa Township Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Grove City Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Hilliard Oct. 31 6-8pm  
  • Johnstown Oct. 31 6-7:30pm 
  • Lancaster Oct. 31 6-7:30pm 
  • London Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Marion Oct. 31 5:30-7:30pm 
  • Marysville October 31, 6-8pm 
  • Mount Sterling Oct. 31 6-7:30pm 
  • Mount Vernon Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • Nelsonville Oct. 31 5:30-7pm  
  • New Albany Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • New Lexington Oct. 31 5:30-7pm 
  • Newark (door-to-door) Oct. 31 5:30-7pm 
    Newark Downtown on the Square Oct. 31 5-6:30pm 
  • Obetz 5:30-7:30pm
  • Pataskala Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Pickerington Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • The Plains Oct. 31 5:30-6:30pm  
  • Plain City Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Powell Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Reynoldsburg Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Richwood Oct. 31 5-7pm 
  • Somerset Oct. 31 5:30-7pm
  • Sedalia Oct. 26 6-7:30pm 
  • South Bloomfield Oct. 26 4-6pm
  • South Solon Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Upper Arlington Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Waverly Oct. 31 5-6:30p (parade at 7pm) 
  • Westerville Oct. 31 6-8pm
  • West Jefferson Oct. 31 5:30-7pm 
  • Whitehall Oct. 31 6-8pm 
  • Worthington Oct. 31 6-8pm 

We will continue to track this complicated forecast, and update it through the week online and on-air.