Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms this morning...then showers and scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Patchy fog this morning. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Now that most of those safety concerns have been cleaned up and repaired, the police department still has safety tips for when kids don their costumes and make their rounds for Halloween candy tonight.
When it comes to walking around tonight, the police department suggests that trick-or-treaters wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of the costume. Also, make sure that they can see well through face masks.
They should also avoid carrying hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords -- they can be substituted with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.
Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
The police department also suggest that trick-or-treaters go out in daylight and that you carry a flash light.
Children should also stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes they are familiar with and watch for traffic.
When they get home with a pillow case full of candy, all candy should be examined before eating it. Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
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