However, rainfall totals are expected to increase significantly as the storm continues to roll in. Up to 4 inches of rain was expected in some parts of the state by the end of the day Tuesday.
"We're fortunate at the outset of this storm to start out with dry soil conditions," Ruthford said.
The dry conditions buy a little more time before the ground becomes saturated, but with up to 4 inches of rain predicted in 24 hours, flooding is possible.
Around Charleston Monday, city workers vacuumed leaves to help prevent clogged storm drains as the rains picked up.
Putnam County and the city of Hurricane also rescheduled trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Likewise, Jackson County rescheduled trick-or-treating for Thursday.
Nitro's annual Halloween Hoedown was postponed until 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.