A Flood Watch is now in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 p.m. Thursday for all of western Kentucky and that threat for heavy rain has caused most area communities to move trick-or-treating up to Tuesday.
Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman says downtown trick-or-treating will go from 3:30 until 5:30 Tuesday and there will be candy and all of the other activities families have come to expect each year. He’s also hopeful citizens will move up their own Halloween activities to Tuesday.
While it’s disappointing to take trick-or-treating away from the spookiest day of the year, it would be scarier to put thousands of little ghosts and goblins downtown with the threat of potential thunderstorms on Wednesday.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham urged everyone in the county to reschedule Halloween events for Tuesday.
Other communities moving trick-or-treating to Tuesday include Crofton from 5 until 8; Pembroke from 5:30 until 7; Elkton from 5:30 until 7:30; Trenton from 5:30 until 7:30; Guthrie from 5 until 8; Central City and Greenville moved it to 3 until 5 p.m.; Lafayette, Eddyville, Kuttawa and Nebo have moved Halloween activities until Tuesday; Russellville from 4:30 until 7 and Madisonville’s official trick-or-treat hours will be 4 until 8 p.m.
Cadiz downtown trick-or-treating was already scheduled for 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The National Weather Service says a cold front will move across the area Wednesday, with showers and thunderstorms likely to bring three-to-four inches of rain by time the system moves through.