The Edmond Sun

October 26, 2013

Halloween forecast includes chance for rain

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Forecasters are predicting frequent chances for showers and thunderstorms next week including a chance for rain on Halloween.

Thursday evening, Edmond families with children in costumes will be headed to various venues for the annual period of trick-or-treating. The local National Weather Service forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and partly sunny skies with a high near 61.

Following a predicted pleasant day on Sunday, when members of the community will be gathering for the Matt Terry Memorial Softball Tournament at Mitch Park, a chance of precipitation is included for each day.

Monday brings a 20 percent chance followed by a 50 percent chance Monday evening and Tuesday, a 40 percent chance Wednesday and a 30 percent chance Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to vacillate between the low 70s and the 60s. Sunday’s high will be a pleasant 67 with sunny skies.

Regarding year-to-date precipitation, Oklahoma City is at a near-record pace, recording 50.1 inches; it’s the highest total west of the Mississippi, KOCO reported Friday. That would be the third-wettest year on record.

Other year-to-date totals include 40 inches at Little Rock, Ark., 23.2 inches at Dallas, 30.3 inches at Kansas City, Mo., 17.1 inches at Denver, 36.5 inches at Chicago and 60 inches at Miami, Fla. | 341-2121, ext. 108