LOWELL — Kids in Lowell will have to wait one more day to collect that candy.

Due to a forecast of high winds and rain, the city of Lowell is moving trick-or-treating hours to Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

“This decision was made in consultation with city public safety officials, and is intended to ensure safety amongst trick-or-treaters and to avoid risks that would be posed by Thursday’s anticipated inclement weather,” according to an announcement released Wednesday.

The city is among a number of communities around the state postponing Halloween this year, including Shirley, Fitchburg and Leominster.

Halloween hours in Shirley will be from 6-8 p.m.

However, towns surrounding Lowell are keeping the traditional date of Halloween, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treating hours for Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro and Tewksbury are 6- 8 p.m. on Thursday.

In Billerica, trick-or-treating is Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.