Most rain is expected to be out of the state by the time trick-or-treating begins Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist John Robinson said a cold front moving through Arkansas brings the possibility of showers and thunderstorms in the Thursday afternoon hours. If enough heating occurs, a few severe storms are possible, especially the area east of a line from Mountain Home to Hot Springs to Magnolia. The chance for severe weather is expected to increase farther east.

For most of the state, rainfall amounts over the last 24 hours were less than expected due to a large area of thunderstorms that developed in Texas and moved into Louisiana, which caused many storms to occur south of Arkansas.

As for Thursday, the heaviest rain is expected to exit the state around noon.