The dark and stormy night is great if you're telling ghost stories but if you're planning on hitting the streets this Saturday for Halloween trick-or-treats you  might want an umbrella. The forecast for Saturday is not looking too promising for ghosts and goblins who don't want to get wet.

Another storm system is currently getting stronger over the southwestern section of the United States and over the next couple of days it is expected to move to the east. The timing on this system as of this morning brings the most likely chance of precipitation into South Louisiana Saturday afternoon and evening.

Guidance from the Storm Prediction Center puts rainfall potential over much of South Louisiana at 2-4 inches. While that's not a total washout it could be troubling in many ways for those wishing to go door to door to claim Halloween treats.

The National Weather Service office out of Lake Charles is currently forecasting rain probabilities to be at 70% for Saturday afternoon. Those chances will decrease slightly to 50% for Saturday night and Sunday.

Obviously this is a long range forecast so the timing could be off by as much as 24 hours in some cases. Our advice, stay close to your radio for the latest weather information as we get closer to the weekend.