Unlike states farther east, Nebraska and western Iowa are forecast to be the lucky, early recipients of a storm system moving across the U.S. this week.
The system will be out of here in time for clearer skies and relatively warm weather on Halloween. Omaha is forecast to have temperatures around 50 degrees Thursday evening.
Much of the eastern half of the country is likely to see rain on Halloween, with the weather possibly turning severe in some areas to the south.
AccuWeather Inc., The World-Herald's private weather consultant, is forecasting mostly rain on Halloween across the Upper Midwest, into the Ohio Valley and on toward the Northeast. Among the affected cities are Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
Severe weather is more likely along a corridor from Atlanta to Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, according to AccuWeather. Damaging winds, tornadoes and flash flooding are possible in this area.
Winds also could be a problem.