Rainy, windy Halloween on tap for much of Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

Rainy, windy Halloween on tap for much of Mid-Michigan

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A little rain and wind won't stop this cutie from getting some candy tonight! A little rain and wind won't stop this cutie from getting some candy tonight!

A strong low pressure system is racing toward Mid-Michigan today, bringing rain, strong wind, and mild temperatures to our area.

The low pressure system will intensify through tonight and as a result, it will be windy this evening and overnight. A high wind watch will be in effect from this evening until tomorrow morning. Sustained wind will be 20-30 mph, with gusts over 35 mph. An isolated gust up to 50 mph cannot be ruled out.

This system will also bring a lot of rain our way. Rain began last night, and will continue to be rather widespread and steady through today and tonight. The rain will be moderate to heavy at times, and we can expect to receive around 1-2" between today and tonight. Locally higher amounts will be possible.

Despite the wind and rain, this storm system is also bringing us mild temperatures. A warm front has lifted through Mid-Michigan, allowing us to warm into the 60s.

Even though temperatures will be comfortable for this time of the year, trick-or-treating will be tricky. If you still plan on being outside this evening, be very careful. Of course your rain gear will be needed, but also use caution as wet leaves may make roads and sidewalks slick, and there may be localized flooding. Because of the wind, watch for downed power lines.

If you do head out for Halloween festivities tonight, stay safe!

To ensure the safety of all children who will trick or treat on Halloween, officials in cities all over Mid-Michigan are advising that trick-or-treaters to exercise the following safety precautions:

  • Wear bright colored clothing that fits properly
  • Don't wear anything that prevents you from hearing clearly
  • Don't wear anything that blocks your vision
  • Trick-or-treat with an adult or group of friends
  • Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods
  • Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time and pick streets that are well lit
  • Tell your family on which streets you will be trick-or-treating
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Cross only at the corners. Never cross the street between parked cars or in the middle of the block
  • Never enter a stranger's home, even if invited
  • Don't eat treats until you show them to your parents

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