Trick-or-treaters may be getting a break from Mother Nature on Halloween night.
It’s no sure thing, but as of late Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service forecast indicates that rain will move into DFW around 3 p.m. and move out of southern Denton County around 6 p.m.
While the skies may be clear, the temperatures are expected to plunge to the low 50s and upper 40s by 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Local authorities are urging trick-or-treaters and drivers to be especially careful Tuesday night. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be fatally struck by a vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.
Safe Kids Worldwide has the following safety tips for trick-or-treaters:
- Cross the street at corners and use traffic signals and crosswalks
- Look left, right and left again when crossing
- Walk, don’t run
- Put electronic devices down
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision
- Make costumes as bright or reflective as possible
Safe Kids Worldwide has the following safety tips for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and oncurbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
- Eliminate all distractions
- Turn your headlights on earlier in the day