Halloween Weekend Weather and Covid Safety Recommendations

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The National Weather Service has continued the Flood Watch for parts of Passaic County from 8pm Friday through late Saturday night. However, this should not affect weather for Halloween trick-or-treating on Sunday.

Moderate to heavy rainfall expected locally through Saturday, totaling 1 to 2 inches which could result in some smaller streams and creeks in the areas to rise above flood level.

Residents should monitor ongoing forecasts and be alert for potential flood warnings.

Tonight: Rain. Steady temperature around 55. Breezy, with an east wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Saturday: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night:
A chance of rain before 2am, then a slight chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. East wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 63. West wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunday Night:
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West wind around 7 mph.


Halloween Safety Tips:

NJ Governor Murphy and the NJ Health Department announced Covid precaution guidelines for trick or treating this year, including social distancing, mask wearing and limiting indoor gatherings. It is recommended to limit group trick-or-treating to household members, or maintain a social distance if mixing groups.

It is also recommended having candy individually packaged to avoid trick-or-treaters dipping into a shared bowl.

These are recommendations in addition to the annual safety precautions of carrying glow sticks, flashlights and having parent’s pre-check candy.

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