Today will be the wettest and most active weather day of the week with widespread and often heavy rain as well as scattered thunderstorms. The threat for some strong-severe thunderstorms exists as a strong cold front continues moving into the region. Out ahead of that strong system, the air mass is unseasonably warm and moist, making for a good environment for storms to develop. The main threat will be strong wind gusts topping 40mph. Sustained winds will remain very high 20-30 mph out of the south. Heavy downpours will also be around through Halloween, especially during the afternoon and evening. From this entire event, areas in the Wabash Valley will likely see near 2.00" of rain with a few places even topping that mark. This Halloween stays on the warmer trend in the upper 60s. As the cold front passes late tonight, rain comes to an end for a drier and cool weekend as 50s return. Our next rain chances arrive quickly with more showers/t'storms as soon as Tuesday.
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