Unless your kids plan to do trick-or-treating all night, you probably won’t have to worry about the rain.
WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish says some – especially in the mountains and far West and North suburbs -- could get some rain with their candy, but that’s about it. For now.
“It still looks like most of the rain for trick-or-treat is west and north of Cobb County,” says Mellish. “The rain will be increasing in coverage and intensity for all of Metro Atlanta late Thursday night into midday Friday.”
Mellish’s official Halloween forecast is mostly cloudy and turning breezy with a high of 76. Temperatures will be in the low 70s as the kids head out. They’ll bottom out to a low of 64 Friday morning.
So we dodged a bullet there. Because traffic on the way home is going to be bad enough as is it.
Expect the afternoon rush hour to start much earlier than normal, says WSB traffic reporter Doug Turnbull.
If you want to beat the delays, you might as well head home after lunch. Turnbull says delays could start around 1 or 2 p.m. and get heavier from there.
The WSB 24-hour traffic center will have extra reporters on hand all day to help you get around the extra delays.
Best advice from the traffic center, telecommute or work from home the second half of the day, if possible, says Turnbull.
Once you get off the interstate, don’t forget to keep your head up and slowdown in neighborhoods and areas where there will be plenty of kids trick or treating.
“If there ever was a time not to be driving and texting, in neighborhoods during Halloween night is that time,” Turnbull said.
Once Halloween is over, the roads could get a little more frightening.
Mellish is calling for a 90 percent chance of rain during the Friday morning commute. It should be ending during the afternoon. Highs will be around 70 and lows around 47.
Once the rain clears it should be nice, but a little cool for the weekend.
Saturday’s high will be 65 and Sunday will be in the low 60s.