Howling winds, cold air makes for a ghoulish Halloween storm system

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There’s a downright ghoulish forecast for Halloween in the Chicago area.
Howling winds and dropping temps begin this afternoon and will last through Friday to make the coldest Halloweens in 18 years.
A Wind Advisory will begin at 7 a.m. tomorrow for DuPage, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Kankakee and Cook counties, with gusts of 50 mph possible.
Also, Cook County is under a Lakeshore Flood Advisory.  Large, battering waves of up to 23 feet will result in minor flooding near the lake.  People are encouraged to be cautious on the lakeshore.
Cold air also blows into Chicago Friday and Friday night and is expected to spawn lake-effect rains and Tom Skilling says it could be mixed with snow.  The arrival of snowflakes typically occurs on or about Oct 30–which would put any snowflakes which flutter to earth in a climatologically favored time frame .  Just over 50% of the days on record since snow observations began here in Chicago have seen snow by this date.
The cold and storms won’t last long however.  A warm up is expected to start Sunday.

Updates at more at Chicago Weather Center

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