Wet Halloween expected for trick or treaters

Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, October 30, 2019

LANETT — Trick-or-treaters may want to pack a raincoat along with their costumes Thursday night as rain is expected throughout the day.

According to National Weather Service Birmingham Meteorologist in Daniel Martin, said there will be a cold front in the early morning hours, which will continue to produce rain. The front will make its way through central Alabama in the afternoon hours with rain chances at about 60 percent around 4 p.m., Martin said.

However, rain chances start to decrease by about 7 p.m. with percentages in the teens. Martin said after 9 p.m., the possibilities get even lower.

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The rest of the week will be dry but much colder, he said. According to the National Weather Service website, Friday and Saturday are forecasted to be sunny during the day but with high temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s, respectively.

According to Valley Parks and Recreational Director Laurie Blount, the location for the recreational department’s fall festival is still in the air. If it rains, it will be inside the Valley Community Center. If the precipitation stays away, the plan is to host the event at the Sportsplex.

Blount said Wednesday she was waiting until Thursday to make the call about where to have the event, but the hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. will remain the same.