The forecast for this Halloween is definitely better than it was a year ago but there is still a chance that trick or treating outside could get washed away or at least dampened by rain.
Local residents will still have a chance to get their Halloween fun in at a dry location as the Freehold Raceway Mall will be hosting some spooktacular events. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. some stores will have trick or treating opportunities. Trick or Treaters who come to the mall in costume and go to the LEGO store will get a free LEGO Monster Fighters THE MONSTER key chain. Macy’s is also getting into the spirit of the holiday with a Spook Tackular of its own. There will be a special appearance by The King Elvis Presley in the cosmetics department on the first floor.
The National Weather Service is leaving a lot of uncertainty in the forecast for today with a 20 percent chance of showers mostly after 1 p.m. but a high temperature of 67 degrees expected during the day. The chance of showers increases to 40 percent especially after 4 a.m. through Thursday night into Friday and a still unseasonably warm low of 62 for our area.
Not only is today Halloween but it is also Carve a Pumpkin Day as well as Increase Your Psychic Powers Day if you are trying to figure out what someone else is thinking.
On this date in 1864 Nevada joined the Union as the 36th state. Harry Houdini died on this date in 1926 and the War of the Worlds broadcast aired in 1938. Famous birthdays today include actress Piper Perabo, journalist Dan Rather and Charles Emerson Winchester III himself David Ogden Stiers. Today is also the birthday of Rob Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice to his musical fans.