4 things to watch for -- Monday, October 28th


Brandon Roux: The Local4Casters have a challenge on our hands trying to decipher the computer model data leading into Halloween this Thursday. We understand why so many of you want to know ASAP because your kids have those darling Halloween Parades at school. Will they able to show off their costumes outside? And how many layers will the kids need under their costumes?  Our dilemma is due to differing model data for Thursday as one model known as ‘The European' model has consistently shown cold rain and wind around for the afternoon and evening hours Thursday. By this forecast, I'd say the kids get to go outside for the morning parades, but it will be umbrellas and ponchos for Trick-Or-Treating. That means more for moms and dads to do so that their kids costumes aren't covered up by rain gear as they carry the umbrellas mainly over their kids making yet another parental sacrifice. 

Another model knows as ‘The GFS' shows more cold air, breezy to windy weather, but no wet weather for us. This is better for moms and dads having to carry less, dealing with less drama from the kids, but it will also mean more layers. Right now, it seems both models agree that it will be cooler and windy which means 40s that feel like 30s perhaps and at least an extra layer for the kids under their costumes. We don't tell you how to dress your kids… these are suggestions of course. I also suggest a hat and gloves for moms and dads, and throw those kid gloves in your pockets as you head out because at first the kids will say they don't want them. Then, about six houses into their candy gathering, they'll be screaming for those gloves. 

Please be patient with us as we continue to bring you updates as we get closer to this spooky holiday. There will likely be some curve balls or changes thrown in there as well like for now… a couple of sources are hinting at some snowflakes here in Metro Detroit on Halloween. Ain't nobody got time for that!  We can't wait to see you on Local 4 News Today all week this week as we get you set for the wild swings in our weather, and reveal our highly anticipated Costume Reveal on Thursday. It's a great one this year as always, and they take so much work behind the scenes to get costumes for our theme, set up camera shoots for all of our anchors, get Khary Hobbs to write the song for our theme, and edit the whole thing for all of you.  

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Here's what's coming up on Monday, October 28, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- Cold Front Coming

A cold front blows through Metro Detroit Monday bringing an isolated shower or two late in the day, but we have a shot at 60°F before that front blows through. You can expect cooler numbers in the 40s by Wednesday and lasting the rest of the week. 

  • Get the full forecast here

Meantime, construction crews will be busy fixing roads across Metro Detroit. Kim DeGiulio will help us get around the orange barrels.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here

All Morning -- Lions: Restore the Roar

The Detroit Lions turned things around Sunday against the New York Giants. They restored the roar with a big win! We'll have a complete recap.

6:10 a.m. -- Money Monday

Local 4 Business Editor Rod Meloni is talking 529 plans for Monday Monday. It's not as hard as it might seem. Rod will help simplify the college savings plan.

6:45 a.m. -- Trick-or-Treating: How Old is Too Old?

Trick-or-treating is something kids look forward to every year...but how old is too old for trick-or-treating? Some cities are setting a legal age limit for going door-to-door for candy on Halloween! Jason Carr will explore that on Monday.



Today's Trivia Retake 

Every weekday morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Friday Question: Vince Carter became the 1st player to do what last night when he took on the Pistons?
  • Answer: The first player to compete in 22 NBA seasons
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

National Days: October 28th

  • National Internal Medicine Day
  • National Chocolate Day

History Highlights: October 28th

  • In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York store at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan.
  • In 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
  • In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
  • In 1940, Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
  • In 1991, what became known as "The Perfect Storm" began forming hundreds of miles east of Nova Scotia; lost at sea during the storm were the six crew members of the Andrea Gail, a swordfishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts.
  • In 2008, Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to four months in jail for his part in a sex-and-text scandal. (Kilpatrick ended up serving 99 days.)

Celebrity Birthdays: October 28th

Celebrating a birthday Monday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Actress Jane Alexander is 80.
  • Actor Dennis Franz ("NYPD Blue") is 75. 
  • Actress Annie Potts is 67. 
  • Actress Lauren Holly is 56. 
  • Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 53. 
  • Actress Julia Roberts is 52. 
  • Singer Ben Harper is 50. 
  • Country singer Brad Paisley is 47.
  • Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 45. 
  • Actress Gwendoline Christie ("Game of Thrones," "Star Wars" films) is 41. 
  • Singer Brett Dennen is 40. 
  • Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 32. 

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