Winds will howl for Halloween: What to know about wind affect on driving and trick-or-treat

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Halloween looks a little scary this year with a cold, rainy night.

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A Wind Advisory is in effect through Friday morning for the entire region.

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A strong storm system will bring wind gusts that could reach 40 to 50 mph during the evening hours.

Here is what you need to know for the evening commute and Beggar’s Night activities in the area tonight:

WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION

Wind today and tonight will be out of the west/southwest. Sustained winds of 15-25 mph and gusts of up to 40-50 mph are expected.

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TIMING

The strongest wind gusts will occur from 4-10 p.m. tonight

IMPACT

On the road, drivers traveling east or west on I-70 and south on I-75 are the three directions of travel to watch out for.

Trucks and semi-trucks could swerve from the wind gusts, but even smaller cars might feel some impact from the wind this evening.

Trees will be dropping leaves in a hurry today, so use caution while traveling over piles on the roads as they could be as slick as ice.

Little kids will feel the wind the most tonight. Not only can it make it harder to walk around, but the wind chill could dip into the teens and 20s.

Inflatable decorations will likely be blown around.

Gusts up to 50 mph can also produce isolated power outages.

Winds will relax overnight as the coldest air of the season sets up.