As the first breath of winter weather passes through the region over the weekend, meteorologists are predicting rain and continued cooler temperatures could come in time for Halloween festivities.
Bianca Villanueva, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Fort Worth office, said forecasts call for widespread scattered showers all throughout the day on Tuesday. This comes as children throughout the region prepare for trick-or-treating and other fall celebrations Tuesday night.
“From the Red River all the way to Killeen, we are still refreshing our projections, but we are predicting a decent chance of rain,” Villanueva said.
The holiday forecast comes as the region is expected to experience its first freeze of the fall season late Friday night as temperatures throughout North Texas dip into the low 30s and high 20s. Locally, Villanueva said temperatures are expected to fall to about 32 but could drop further below the freezing mark in some areas.
Villanueva said temperatures are expected to rise again on Sunday with highs forecast in the low 70s. This is expected to continue through Monday until a cold front is expected to pass through the region during the night, bringing only a high of 58 on Tuesday.
With the second cold front, Villanueva predicted a 40 percent chance of rain throughout Tuesday, with chances rising to 50 percent overnight. With the widespread nature of the storms, Villanueva said these are only preliminary forecasts, and meteorologists are still trying to hone in on area expected to see rain over the holiday.
If the region were to see rain Tuesday, Villanueva said she expects it to be light, with only half an inch predicted.