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Alternatives to trick-or-treating in case of washout

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There are plenty of fun Halloween activities around town that don't involve getting soaked by the rain. There are plenty of fun Halloween activities around town that don't involve getting soaked by the rain.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Storms are expected across parts of the Tennessee Valley on Thursday and it could affect your Halloween plans.

WAFF 48 Storm Team meteorologists said the threat of severe weather is low, but a few strong storms with heavy rain and gusty winds are possible. They are calling for storms to arrive by late afternoon or evening, which could put a damper on trick-or-treating.

The good news is there are still plenty of places to trick-or-treat if Halloween is a washout.

The Main Library in Downtown Huntsville has all kinds of Halloween Activities going on throughout the day Thursday. It's family-friendly, free, and there is room for plenty of people.

The library will host two rounds of trick-or-treating opportunities Thursday. Kids of all ages can come in costume from 10 a.m. to noon, or later that day from 4 to 6 p.m. Staff will be handing out candy, bookmarks and stickers at every service desk on all three floors of the library.

There will also be two puppet shows that include stories, music and crafts. Those are scheduled from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The library said they are prepared for larger crowds this year because of the bad weather expected.

"Coming to the library for Halloween is a great option because it gives the children a fun experience at the library. They can trick-or-treat, they can come in costume, and they can be exposed to literature in different ways through the puppet show, which is a great way for families to experience different stories," said Annie Pendergrass with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

Parkway Place and Madison Square Malls will have candy and crafts throughout many of their stores. Kids can come in costume to trick-or-treat. The fun lasts from 6 to 7 p.m., or until the candy runs out.

There's no safer way to spend Halloween than with the police. HPD is hosting its annual trick-or-treat at all three precincts.

"We understand we may get a larger crowd than usual because of possible inclement weather, so our precincts will have as much candy as possible. If we have to go buy more candy to make sure every child who comes through gets candy, then we will make that happen," said Dr. Harry Hobbs.

The North Precinct has been transformed into a haunted house, and kids can come in costume from 5 to 8 p.m. Officers will hand out candy from 5 to 7 p.m. at the South Precinct, and the West Precinct will feature a carnival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Before then, you can check out our event calendar for Halloween activities.

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