Winter coats will need to fit under Halloween costumes this year, as the forecast for Dearborn remains cold and rainy Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has dropped its wind advisory for the area, but gusts could still reach up to 21 mph in the evening hours. These gusts on top of cloudy skies will keep temperatues in the low to mid 40s—with the wind chill making it feel like the low 30s.
There is a 60 percent chance of rain Wednesday, but the National Weather Service estimates the likelihood for showers will lessen by nighttime.
While some southeast Michigan—and Hurricane Sandy-affected—communities have "moved" Halloween to another night, Dearborn has no designated times for trick-or-treating.
However, there are a few nearby options for indoor treat-gathering in the area:
- First Presbyterian's Halloween Extravaganza has been moved indoors. The event will take place inside of the church, located at 600 N. Brady, from 5:30-8 p.m.
- Combine politics and Halloween with Trick-Or-Vote, hosted by ACCESS. Families are welcome to come in costume to help hand out voting materials door-to-door in Dearborn. Afterward, the party will move inside the Arab American National Museum for refreshment and a movie. The museum is located at 13624 Michigan Ave.
- Westland Shopping Center will host trick-or-treating from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Just look for the orange balloon outside of participating stores. The mall is located at 35000 Warren Road in Westland.
Here's a trick-or-treat checklist to help keep your child's night safe and fun:
- Pre-arranged route, or map
- Cell phone, or other form of communication
- Rain gear, jacket and/or gloves
Be sure to snap a photo of your child's costume before they head out the door and upload it to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. You can win the Grand Prize of $5,000!