Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Halloween will likely be rained out Wednesday night in Texas and Louisiana while snow alerts are being issued in the Rocky Mountains.
Nearly a foot of snow could fall in Colorado and New Mexico as a massive storm treks across the country from east to west. The same storm will bring heavy rains, large hail, flooding and the threat of tornadoes to Dallas, Houston and New Orleans.
Flooding is also a concern north to Louisville and Cincinnati.
By Friday, the storm will reach the East Coast from Maine to Florida, bringing heavy rain to the Northeast and possible strong storms to the Southeast.
Fall is considered the second season for severe weather. As the cold front moves eastwards through the Plains and lower Mississippi Valley, the area of low pressure will move into those regions. Combine that with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and it's a recipe for severe storms.
The storms will hit many of the same areas that have been ravaged by Hurricanes Michael and Florence, including the Florida panhandle and the Carolinas.
Tornado season peaks in May but November has had its share of twister outbreaks with six of the 55 major outbreaks occurring in November.