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Jennie Boyd of Roland Park, walking her dog, Eli, watches cars plow through standing water on Roland Avenue at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue. Oct. 27, 2019
Jennie Boyd of Roland Park, walking her dog, Eli, watches cars plow through standing water on Roland Avenue at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue. Oct. 27, 2019 (Amy Davis)

What is becoming somewhat of a wet weather trend is forecast to resume in time to dampen trick-or-treating, with showers expected in the Baltimore region for Halloween on Thursday.

A cold front is draped across the eastern part of the country and forecast to stall there for the middle of the week, and rain is forecast ahead of it, making for a wet Halloween across half of the country. Rain is forecast to develop Wednesday, and heavy precipitation is expected up and down the Northeast Interstate 95 corridor Thursday, from Washington to New England.

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In the Baltimore region, that is likely to mean rain showers starting Wednesday evening, continuing into Thursday. The heaviest rain is expected Thursday night.

“Locally, this will result in increasing rain chances Wednesday night, persisting through the day on Thursday, and likely maximizing Thursday night into Friday as a cold front sweeps across the area,” National Weather Service meteorologists wrote Sunday.

Temperatures are forecast to be mild, with highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid-50s.

The precipitation would be the latest in a series of soaking rainfall events providing to relief to a fast-forming drought.

Many drivers plowed through standing water during a heavy rain on Sunday morning, as they headed north on Roland Avenue at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue. Oct. 27, 2019
Many drivers plowed through standing water during a heavy rain on Sunday morning, as they headed north on Roland Avenue at the intersection of Gladstone Avenue. Oct. 27, 2019 (Amy Davis)

On Sunday, more than an inch of rain fell around the region by early afternoon.

With that, more than 4 1/2 inches of rain have fallen around the region over the past two weeks, nearly twice what fell in August and September combined. That has helped to ease drought conditions that rapidly developed over those months, and it could erase them altogether by the start of November.

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