Halloween 2013: Trick-or-treat forecast

Storms likely during trick-or-treat tonight

CLEVELAND - What will the weather be like during trick-or-treating tonight?

Last year's Halloween festivities for many were rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy's destruction. This year I'm watching a different storm system heading our way.

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Throughout today, our next cold front will be racing toward us. In the meantime, temperatures will soar. Some spots may even touch 70 degrees.

Along with the warmth comes the wind: afternoon gusts could reach as high as 40 miles per hour. Rain will also be on the increase.

By 3 p.m., scattered light rain showers spreading through NE OH. The widespread heavy rain will hold just west of our area.

Between 3 and 5 p.m., heavy rain, thunder and lightning will expand east in an area that will stretch from Toledo to Columbus to the Ohio-Penn. state line.

Between 5 and 8 p.m., strong to severe storms will be impacting most, if not  all, of northeast Ohio. The strongest storms will have heavy rain, frequent lightning and the potential for winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. I can't rule out the possibility of hail up to an inch - about the size of a quarter. 

Many communities' trick or treat times are from 5 to 8 p.m.

Find your town's trick-or-treat time

Be sure to stay informed throughout your Halloween.

I'll be updating you on Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. You can also follow Chief Meteorologist Mark Johnson on Facebook and  Twitter

The storms will linger through the evening and into early Friday morning.

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