Boo! Parts of the U.S. May See Storms or 'Gusty Winds' on Halloween Night

Kelly O'Sullivan
Boo! Parts of the U.S. May See Storms or 'Gusty Winds' on Halloween Night
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From Country Living

  • The Farmers Almanac released its 2019 Halloween forecast for the United States.
  • Most of the country will experience clear, dry weather, but some areas may not be as lucky.

Spooky season is officially upon us!

With October 31 less than two weeks away, it's finally acceptable to binge-watch scary movies on Netflix and eat candy for every meal. The impending arrival of Halloween also means it's time to decide on your DIY costume and your kids' trick-or-treating route—both of which will be affected by the weather.

Should you dress like Mary Poppins so your umbrella prop can save you from the rain? Will your little monsters need to add warm layers to their ensemble? If you're trying to plan your Halloween around the conditions outside, the meteorologists behind the Farmers' Almanac—who are experts at providing long-range weather predictions—are here to help. The annual periodical released a detailed Halloween forecast for the United States that is broken down by region.

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The Northeast and New England (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.)

Evidenced by a recent bomb cyclone, the weather in this area is "very unsettled," especially over New England.

The Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and the Midwest (Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin)

Candy hunters in this region will likely be treated with "generally dry weather."

The Southeast U.S. (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia)

Southerners can expect clear, dry conditions on the final day of October.

The North Central U.S. (Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana)

Bundle up! "Gusty winds" are expected to arrive here in time for Halloween.

The South Central U.S. (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico)

There's a potential threat of "dust blowing" over the plains, but the weather will be dry.

The Northwest U.S. (Washington, Oregon, Idaho)

Boo! Unfortunately, storms are in the forecast for the Northwest.

The Southwest U.S. (California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona)

Trick-or-treaters in these sunny states can look forward to "clear skies" on Halloween.

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