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Warm but wet weather for trick or treating

Your little witches, goblins, fairy princesses and ninjas can probably count on a little respite from the heavy rain tonight for trick-or-treating.

The National Weather Service is reporting that the rain should let up during prime trick-or-treating hours.

“We still think there might be a bit of a lull later this afternoon and this evening,” reported meteorologist Jon Hitchcock.

Hitchcock warned (cue the “Psycho” music), it may not be completely dry.

“They might get wet,” he said.

The good news is it will be warm, with temperatures hovering the 60s for the early evening.

The really spooky weather won’t begin until later tonight. The heavy rains will return, coupled with strong, gusty winds that have prompted a high wind warning that goes into effect at 9 p.m. and continues through 4 p.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are predicted, with gusts up to 65 mph.

The winds, Hitchcock said, will be “strong enough to bring down a few trees and ... we might be dealing scattered power outages for the morning commute. It might make things a little tricky.”

Temperatures will dip this weekend and may be cold enough to bring on a few flurries Sunday.

But that won’t last as temperatures rise back up next week.