GREENFIELD — As if on cue, a strong weather system is howling in today like the Wicked Witch of the West, forcing ghosts, goblins and superheroes of all stripes in Greenfield and most of the rest of Hancock County to move Halloween trick-or-treating to Friday evening.
County municipalities, churches and other groups who had set trick-or-treat hours for this evening have elected to wait out the weather system for 24 hours and try again Friday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Joseph Nield said today’s weather system will blow into the area during the afternoon and early evening hours and is somewhat unusual, appearing generally only once or twice during the season.
Though the weather will be generally stable, “there will be very, very strong dynamics,” Nield said, creating strong winds throughout Central Indiana, with gusts reaching 40 mph.
In addition to high winds, forecasters are calling for a near 100 percent chance of rain with locally heavy rainfall and some possible rumblings of thunder.