(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.
The Town of Collierville has not issued an official statement regarding Halloween. Traditionally, Halloween is celebrated on October 31.—
Collierville Police (@colliervillepd) October 30, 2013
There is a rumor that the City is going to move Halloween to Fri. NOT true! The City does not designate a certain day for trick-or-treating.—
City of Bartlett TN (@BartlettTNGov) October 30, 2013