October has been a very wet month, and one for the record books. We've accumulated 7.11" of rain so far at the NWS measuring spot in Rome, with a heavy rainfall on schedule for Halloween. Here are the latest details:
- Rain begins tonight, becoming widespread and steady after midnight.
- Rain ends Halloween morning, with near record warmth in the afternoon. Highs climb to near 70!
- Heavy rain arrives between 4-6 pm, with thunderstorms and gusty winds possible.
- Rain continues Thursday night, with strong winds from midnight through noon Friday.
Rainfall accumulations look to be between 2-3" between Wednesday night through Friday morning. This is enough to cause localized flooding, especially in poor drainage areas. Peak wind gusts are expected to exceed 45 mph late Thursday night into Friday morning. Be sure to bring in loose objects tonight before the strong winds arrive.
For folks looking to trick or treat on Halloween - our advice is to go early and try to be home before dark to avoid the heaviest rain.
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