Has Trick or Treating Been Postponed Due To Weather?

Posted on: 11:50 am, October 30, 2013, by , updated on: 11:55am, October 30, 2013


(WREG-TV) We are receiving a lot of inquiries about whether trick or treating has been postponed in towns and cities in our area.

The concern is due to the forecast of heavy rain and the possibility of severe weather.

It appears most communities are leaving it up to individuals as to whether they want to brave the weather.

As you can see from the Twitter messages below, governments have no legal authority to schedule or cancel Halloween observances.  These same kind of questions have come up in past years when Halloween has fallen on a Sunday.

Whether or when families allow their children to trick or treat is entirely up to them.

News Channel 3′s Todd Demers expects rain to move into the Mid-South after midnight.

Most areas can expect heavy rain during the day and taper by 6 p.m.

There is a slight risk of severe weather Thursday, likely before 3 p.m.

While you may be able to trick or treat with no problem, you may want to find an indoor option also.


  • bmw120 says:

    no pain, no gain. I trick or treated when it snowed, rained, sleeted, etc. Its bad enough they cancel school in a heart beat, but they should have to work for their free candy. Halloween is Oct 31st, not Nov1st. Kids need a little toughening up.

  • Jordan says:

    Are people in Memphis that stupid? Who calls a news stations to ask if “trick or treating” is cancelled. It isn’t a town-sanctioned event. We are officially becoming the dumbest country in the world.

  • Joe Williams says:

    LOL… people are so wimpy anymore… and raising bigger wimps.

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