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Light Rain May Dampen Your Halloween Festivities This Weekend

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Don't be surprised if we get some substantial rain on Thursday evening. As we'd reported earlier this week, we may be seeing 2 to 3 inches of rain that will run from Thursday night to Friday morning.

This should mean that, in regards to our Halloween plans, we're all in the clear, right?

Hold on a second there. As explained to us by Bonnie Bartling, weather specialist at the National Weather Service, a separate weather system is moving into the L.A. County after the Thursday/Friday storm has passed.

This means we'll face a slight-but-appreciable chance of some H20 this weekend. There's a 10 to 20% chance of rain on Saturday, and 20% for Sunday. Though, even if it does rain, we should only see about a quarter-inch to three-quarters of an inch. If you're in the foothills, however, you may be getting one to two inches. We may also experience some lighting and thunder, which, while very apropos for this time of year, is something you should be careful about. "We're trying to caution people about possible thunder. If you're doing outside activities, you will want to go indoors," said Bartling.

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Luckily, the worst will be over by Halloween day—Monday—as there's only a 10% chance of rain. So yes, it looks like you'll still be able to break out your expensive cosplay costume. Also, if you're into superstitions, things are looking pretty up for Halloween. Bartling noted that, in the past 10 years, only Halloween of 2014 had seen any substantial rain. So, fingers crossed.

And if you're still on the lookout for some ways to celebrate this weekend, we got you covered.