WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A soggy Halloween is in the forecast, but some storms may take a turn for the worse. The Storm Prediction Center has the state of Indiana under a slight risk for severe weather.
Halloween is here and the weather is not ideal for trick-or-treaters. Gusty winds, heavy rain and severe weather are all possible Halloween night.
A few local towns have changed their trick-or treating times, but West Lafayette Mayor, John Dennis, said West Lafayette will still have trick-or treating on Halloween evening.
"We really don't anything in so far as designating specific dates for holidays. We for the most part follow the calendar like most of society," said Dennis.
Dennis said if you plan on passing out candy, be prepared to hand it out on Halloween night. He said parents should use their best judgment for the kids' safety.
"If we have any type of severe weather, we'll go ahead and issue out cautionary warnings. We have a process now where we're actually able to send out texts and if people have subscribed to either the police department's website or through a Nixle program, they'll be able to get those texts." said Dennis.
We encourage parents to check the radar and also be wary of severe weather before you head out trick or treating.
“Just be aware if there are watches and warnings or even just the line of storms approaching, just stay in for a little bit. You might want to stay close to home until that little line passes through," said News 18 Chief Meteorologist, Chad Evans.
We also suggest wearing light colored costumes and clothes because heavy rain could reduce visibilities.
"Again, it's a great holiday, great for kids, it's a great opportunity for the kids to go out and get treats and act typical for their age, but when the weather is challenging, we encourage that the adults act like adults, and make adult decisions in regards to the safety of their children," said Dennis.
A handful of communities have moved their trick-or-treat times to avoid the bad weather.
WLFI is posting updates to Facebook as they become available. The full list of current times can be found here.
Weather Team 18 encourages kids to have a happy Halloween, but use your best judgment before you go trick-or-treating.
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