HOUSTON -

What's left of Hurricane Sandy continues to stall weather patterns across the country.  So, while the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions still deal with the devastating blow from this historic storm, the weather couldn't be nicer in Texas and much of the rest of the nation. 

The forecast for all of you with Halloween plans should be about as perfect as it can get! Under partly to mostly clear skies, the weather will drop from near 80 degrees late in the afternoon on Wednesday to the upper 60s by 10 p.m.  All of the ghosts, goblins, witches, superheroes, princesses and other costumed kids are poised for a gloriously ghoulish good time from a weather perspective!

A ridge of high pressure continues to dominate our weather. It's stuck in place by Sandy, which is blocking the typical west-to-east movement of weather patterns across the United States. The center of the high pressure ridge over us will slowly drift very slightly into the Gulf of Mexico over the next day or so, which will promote a light south wind flow and begin to return some moisture and humidity to our area. The rise in humidity will be slow, so there won't be any abrupt changes to the way the weather feels to us over the next couple of days.

Into the weekend, however, expect a more noticeable increase in humidity and slightly higher temperatures. We'll also introduce a 20 percent chance for passing showers in the area as we head through Saturday and Sunday. Until then, though, enjoy this beautiful fall weather and have a very safe and fun-filled Halloween on Wednesday!

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