Rainy forecast for York Halloween Parade


York County residents should bring an umbrella if they plan to attend the York Halloween Parade this weekend. 

Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said the rain is likely to hit the county Saturday, Oct. 27, into Sunday, Oct. 28.

The rain, he said, will be the remnants of Hurricane Willa. 

Tyburski said the rain will hit the area in a way similar to a nor'easter, but "because it's too early in the season, we are a little too warm (for snow)."

Any snow from the remnants would happen well north of York County, likely in higher-elevated areas of New England, according to the meteorologist.

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Rain: Tyburski said the weather Thursday and Friday should not be out of the ordinary leading into the weekend. 

The rain will likely hit York County on Saturday, he said, and it will continue through Sunday. He said forecasters are expecting up to 2 inches of rainfall throughout the weekend.

"We should be able to handle that type of rainfall," he said, adding that it has been a while since York County saw a rain event like that.

Paul Walker, meteorologist for AccuWeather in State College, said the rain will start Friday and continue into Saturday night.

“Looks like it comes in late Friday afternoon and continues through much of the day Saturday,” he said. 

Walker said forecasters are watching closely to determine how much rain could fall this weekend.

"In some places there's going to be a good rain from this," he said.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a 100 percent chance of rain Friday night, a 90 percent chance of rain Saturday and a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday.

The 69th annual York Halloween Parade is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. The parade will begin at the York Expo Center at 2 p.m. and will travel east on Market Street from Richland Avenue to Broad Street in downtown York City.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.