Weather to Play Dangerous Tricks on Halloween Night

By Jesse Sokolow on 31 October 2019
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IMGP4615 (1)Happy Halloween, except if you have to go outside today or fly somewhere, as inclement weather is forecast for much of the United States, leaving tens of thousands of travelers to face delayed flights.

Over 4,000 flights had been delayed in the United States alone as of 3:45 p.m. EDT. The greatest number of delays has been at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is responsible for 25% of the total figure.  Over 170 flights in and out of the airport have been cancelled, with 979 arrival and departure delays.  Newark Liberty International, Denver International, and Philadelphia International airports have all posted well over 150 delays as well.

Severe weather is predicted for Thursday afternoon and evening along the Atlantic coast, making for a stormy night for much of the East Coast.

Mid-Atlantic states and the South will see severe thunderstorms as a cold front moves east, while showers and thunderstorms will hit the Northeast.

A number of tornado watches are in effect during prime trick-or-treat time including in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C.

Meanwhile, trick-or-treaters in the Midwest may see snow ghosts, with snowfall predicted for Iowa, southern Minnesota, northern Missouri, northern Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Finally, in the West and Plains states, temperatures will be far below average for the final day of October.  Expect an early wave of winter weather with low temperatures of 20° F (-7° C) from Colorado to Montana.  Temperatures in California, where residents are grappling with wildfires that are literally burning their state down, should be seasonal.

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