Everything you need to know for Halloween

Everything you need to know for Halloween
Posted at 2:20 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 17:44:01-04

CINCINNATI -- It's a 9 First Warning Weather Alert Day due to impactful showers for our trick-or-treat forecast this evening.

Highs stay seasonal in the 60s, so the trick-or-treat forecast will be wet, but it will at least be mild.

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Do you know when trick-or-treating is scheduled in your neighborhood? Some communities have pushed it back due to the weather.

Click here for the full list of Tri-State trick-or-treating.

Of course, we're also celebrating Halloween here at 9 On Your Side. 

Click here to view a gallery of our staffers' favorite childhood costumes.

Here's a useful list of tips from Cincinnati police to stay safe while you're out and about this evening:

Cincinnati police were doing a traffic safety blitz across the city in response to demands from several neighborhoods.

Officers wrote more than 770 tickets as part of the blitz as of Tuesday, according to a department spokesperson. It started about two weeks ago.

Police were telling drivers and trick-or-treaters to be aware and to be seen.

"Trick-or-treat kicks off right at the end of rush hour and we're really encouraging drivers to slow down this evening," Sgt. Eric Franz said. "If the posted speed limit in your neighborhood is 25 miles per hour, I'd be going 15. I know from past experience going into my neighborhood at night, children are going to be running around, not paying attention."

Trick-or-treaters not scared of rain

Mother Nature may have played tricks with the weather Wednesday, but the rain didn't stop children from hitting the streets in search of Halloween treats.

At Cappel's Costume Annex Downtown, Ray Cappel said they sold out of rain ponchos. 

"I think that, when Halloween comes, it is full force ahead," he said.

In North College Hill, a 56-year-old Halloween display on Marvin Avenue was up for the last time before it moves to Mason next year.

Mark Wiechman, who is also known as Count Marco, has been putting on the display so long that he sometimes see three generations of families come back. 

"We were hoping for better weather, but two out of three days isn't bad," he said.

Some communities, like Alexandria, Kentucky, moved trick-or-treating forward a night to get ahead of the weather. Others, like New Miami, have pushed it back to Thursday or Friday.