'Significant' rain and strong winds in store for Halloween

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"This could mean some power outages with tree limbs being knocked down. A flashlight, or some reflective tape should be included so trick-or-treaters can be seen", Knight said.

Reyes Medina of Leominster said he understands the decision as well.

State College police offered safety tips through Twitter to help trick-or-treaters stay safe, like walking on sidewalks, crossing the street at crosswalks, having an adult accompany children and using a flash light or glow stick to increase visibility. If it wasn't serious, do you really think they'd cancel Halloween?

Rowley, Leominster, Essex, Westminster, Fitchburg, Newbury, Sturbridge, Topsfield, Boxford and West Brookfield have postponed trick-or-treating hours in MA.

"The worst of the weather will come after trick-or-treating, on Thursday night into Friday morning".

Brackenridge and Harrison Township in Allegheny County are still preparing for trick-or-treating, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday. It goes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You can head to Freehold Raceway Mall from 10 a.m.to noon or from 3 p.m.to 5 p.m.

Pelham, N.H. from 5 to 8 p.m. Happy trick or treating! Spotty power outages will be possible into Friday morning, with wind gusts of 40-55 miles per hour possible in Roanoke, the New River Valley and Highlands.

"Just make sure you have a flashlight with you and wear clothing with reflectors so drivers can see them on the side of the roads", he said.

In New Hampshire, Windham, Hampstead, Hollis, Hudson, Lincoln, Pelham, Atkinson, Enfield, Kensington, Fremont, Nashua and Manchester are switching dates. The Sheriff's Office wants to remind both drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious while our communities participate in trick-or-treat activities throughout our county. As temperatures cool across northern regions, mixing, snow or even some freezing rain may impact your Halloween plan, so it's important to dress accordingly.

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