Winter coats will need to fit under Halloween costumes again this year, as the forecast for tonight's trick-or-treating remains cold and rainy.
The National Weather Service has dropped its wind advisory for the area, but gusts could still reach up to 21 mph in the evening hours. These gusts on top of cloudy skies will keep temperatues in the low 40s, with the wind chill making it feel like the low 30s.
There is a 40 to 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday night, but the National Weather Service estimates that less than a tenth of an inch will actually accumulate.
The sun is due to set Wednesday at 6:25 p.m., with the moon, which is scheduled to rise shortly after 7:30 p.m., appearing nearly full.
In Farmington and Farmington Hills, there are no set hours for tonight's festivities. But the later kids are out on the streets, the more they need to be careful. Here's a trick-or-treat checklist to help keep your child's night safe:
- Pre-arranged route, or map
- Cell phone, or other form of communication
- Rain gear
And be sure to snap a photo of your child's costume before they head out the door and upload it to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. You could win the Grand Prize of $5,000!