Wet weekend ahead, but storms won't dampen Halloween

There's plenty to be scared of on Halloween, but rain shouldn't be on that list for trick or treaters Thursday.

The National Weather Service says there is a chance of rainfall early in the day in Coos, Douglas and northern Klamath counties, but the rain should miss the Rogue Valley and leave the area dry for costumed candy seekers.

The weekend looks wetter, though.

Weather officials are calling for a weekend of rain showers and snow in the the Siskiyous. For now, the activity is expected to start Saturday morning and continue into Sunday. Meteorologists expect anywhere from one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch of rain for the Rogue Valley with the potential for a little bit more in Ashland.

"It's going to be a big drop during the day," said meteorologist Mike Petrucelli. "It's certain we're going to get hit with some rain."

The front bringing the cold wet weather will travel eastbound from the Pacific and over the coastal range to Jackson County. Snow levels in the Siskiyous will start at about 7,000 feet and above early Saturday, but will drop to as low as 4,000 feet by the early evening hours, weather officials said.

"So they'll come down fairly quick," Petrucelli said. "The question'll be how hard the precipitation is."

No lightning is expected and most of the showers will be contained to the mountains.

"We'll definitely get some rain here, too," Petrucelli said.

— Ryan Pfeil

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