Frightful Halloween weather forecast with cold, wind and lots of rain

Frightful Halloween weather forecast with cold, wind and lots of rain

Halloween is going to be cold, windy, and very, very wet.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning that there’s potentially significant rainfall Wednesday through Friday morning in Toronto.

The rain is expected to start falling Wednesday morning, with the worst happening during the afternoon of Halloween on Thursday.

“Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible, with the heaviest rain occurring Thursday afternoon,” Environment Canada said in the bad news for trick-or-treaters.

“Strong northwesterly to westerly wind gusts of 70 km/h are possible Thursday night into Friday morning.”

The temperature is expected to hit a high of 13 degrees Celsius on Thursday, fall to 9 C in the afternoon before plunging to around 2 C at night. The rain will continue to into Friday morning.

“If visibility is reduced during driving, turn on headlights and maintain a safe following distance,” Environment Canada said. “Remember pedestrians are more difficult to see when it is dark and raining.”

Though gloomy, it could be worse. The coldest Halloween registered by WeatherCAN was back in 1975, when trick-or-treaters persevered through a minus 8 degree C night.

All this to say: bring an umbrella, a coat and rainboots.

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Ted Fraser

Ted Fraser is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter at @ted_fraser


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