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Halloween weather forecast and events in Central Alabama (Updates)

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Halloween safety tips from the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. Halloween safety tips from the Etowah County Sheriff's Office.

Check out the weather forecast first then get information on Halloween events across Central Alabama below.

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Halloween Weather Forecast

3:35 p.m. update from James Spann

Wet Halloween night for Alabama


It has been raining much of the afternoon over far Northwest Alabama… the rain at mid-afternoon is west of a line from Gordo to Jasper to Decatur to Athens. The big rain mass is moving slowly to the east… below is a look at when we expect the rain to begin.

StormAlert Radar

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As expected, there is very little surface based instability across Alabama, and the risk of severe weather is now so small we really don't need to mention it in the forecast. There could be a little lightning in spots, but basically tonight will just be cool with a soaking rain.

Rain amounts of around one inch are likely.


The rain will end early in the day; the high resolution NAM suggests the rain will be over in Birmingham by daybreak, with rain ending over East Alabama by mid-morning. The sky will begin to clear tomorrow afternoon as cooler and drier air works into the state.

Looks like a great night for high school football tomorrow night with a clear sky and temperatures falling through the 50s.


Lots of sunshine Saturday and Sunday with a cooling trend. The high Saturday will be in the mid 60s, with low 60s Sunday. Temperatures will be near 40 degrees at daybreak Sunday, with 30s for the colder pockets around here.

Halloween Events in Birmingham

Birmingham Public Library:

The Birmingham Public Library wants you to enjoy some spooky times on Halloween for free. The library will host its 5th annual Ghoul's Ball on Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to children age 13 to 18. It will be held at the downtown library at 2010 Park Place. You will need a ticket to enter. Tickets are available at Birmingham Library Locations. For a list of locations, go to www.bplonline.org/locations/. This event will includes animals, music, Wii games, and food. Other events scheduled at the library include spooky children's stories on Monday, October 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Department Story Castle on the second floor. This event is open to children of all ages and it is free. Inglenook Library will participate in  the Recreation Center's "Halloween Spooktacular Festival." It will be held Wednesday, October 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. This free event will feature food, games and a costume contest. Inglenook Library is located at 4016 37th Avenue North.

Spooky Family Fun Night

Local families can enjoy a night of spooky stories. Spooky Family Fun night will be held at the Birmingham Public Library Central Branch. The library branch is located at 2100 Park Place. It will begin at 6:30 and last until 7:30. Admission is free. For more information, call 205-226-3655.

2013 Harvest Festival at Boutwell Auditorium

The City of Birmingham's Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services will hosts its 2013 Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 31st. It will be held at the Boutwell Auditorium. It will begin at 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be snacks, games, face painting, rides, and plenty of fun. This event is free and children are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information, all 205-320-0879.

Trick-or-treat in Homewood

Children can take part in trick-or-treat events at the Homewood Police Department on Thursday. Hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be free candy, treats and games in the front lot of the police station. This event is presented by the Homewood Citizen's police Academy.

Halloween Party at Princeton Towers Senior Living Center

Birmingham City Councilor Shelia Tyson from District 6 will host a joint Halloween party for the students of Our Future Daycare Center. She will also host a party for people who live in Princeton Towers Senior Living Center. The party will take place on Thursday, October 31 at 10 a.m. At the Princeton Towers Senior Living Center. The Center is located at 909 Princeton Avenue Southwest. For more information, call Councilor Sheila Tyson at 254.2359.

Halloween Safety Tips from the Etowah County Sheriff's Office

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Halloween Events in Tuscaloosa

Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row

UA's Panhellenic Association will host the annual Sorority Row Trick-or-Treat later this month.It will be held on October 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children from Tuscaloosa area ages 12 and under are invited to dress up in costumes and visit the lawns of campus sorority houses on Magnolia and Colonial Drives for candy and fun activities. Sorority members will also be in costume and will be giving out candy.

Ghost Tour at Alabama Museum of Natural History

The community is invited to experience some of the legends that have been passed down. The third annual Haunting at the Museum will take place October 29th. It is sponsored by UA's Alabama Museum of Natural History. It is free event and will feature guided, candelit ghost walks around the Quad, followed by Children's Activities, a scavenger hunt and ghost stories from the museum.

Schedule Changes for Halloween Events

Rebirth Baptist Church and Hilldale Baptist Church are having their Trunk or Treat inside the old theater at Carson Road and 23rd Ave NW from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Homewood's Fall Festival has been postponed until Saturday due to weather.

Cedar Bluff Trunk of Treat Postponed until Saturday. It will be held in the Town Park beginning at 5.

Taylor UMC Church on Sweeney Hollow Road in Center Point moved their Trunk or Treat event inside.

Shades Mountain Independent Church in Hoover will move their event to 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

New Life Assembly Of God in Pell City will hold its Hallelujah Night Friday night. It will begin at 6 p.m.

City of Vernon businesses changed their Trick or Treat hours until Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The football game between Northridge High School and Paul W. Bryant High School has been rescheduled until Friday. Kickoff will begin at 7 at Northridge High School.

Birmingham-Southern's annual Halloween festival, scheduled for 5-7 p.m., has been canceled.

Homewood Fall Festival postponed. It will now be held on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m at Homewood Parks and Rec.

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