Halloween forecast: Cold and windy for East Tennessee trick-or-treaters, but rain may be over

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The weather is providing more tricks than treats for Halloween on Thursday this year, but the forecast is looking better than it did earlier this week.

There will be rain, wind and cooler temperatures on Halloween, but the rain may stop by trick-or-treating time, according to the latest WATE 6 Storm Team forecast.

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Hour-by-hour forecast for Halloween trick-or-treating.

The WATE 6 Storm Team forecast is showing a windy and wet start to Halloween but most areas should dry out for the evening festivities.

As the cold front moves through around midday, rain chances will decrease through the afternoon from west to east.

Colder air continues to move in through the night with some areas close to freezing or colder by Friday morning.

You will need the rain gear through the early afternoon and winter coats late in the evening as the cold air slides in.

Sunset on Thursday is at 6:41 p.m.

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The biggest impact behind this front will be gusty winds and MUCH colder air.

Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s for those who brave the lingering showers or go out after the rain exits.

Here is what the hour-by-hour looks like on Thursday:

3 p.m. – Lingering showers – 55 degrees

5 p.m. – Breezy, getting colder – 48 degrees

7 p.m. – Drying out, but windy and cold – 39 degrees

9 p.m. – Colder – 37 degrees

11 p.m. – Variably cloudy, still colder – 36 degrees

Children will certainly need a coat over the costume and maybe some rain boots as standing water and puddles will also be a concern, according to the WATE 6 Storm Team forecast.

Temperatures will continue to tumble overnight Thursday into Friday morning with drier air settling in.

Friday morning temperatures will be in the 30s and even with sunshine, Friday afternoon highs will only reach the upper 40s to lower 50s.

Hot chocolate, anyone?

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