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Weather service expects rain to move out in time for trick-or-treaters

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(Photo courtesy: Town of Flower Mound)

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
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