If you were planning on getting into that Toronto Halloween spirit this year, you might want to bring an umbrella. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the city of Toronto on Oct. 30th, 2019, warning residents to expect “significant rainfall” on Wednesday through Friday morning. So, you may want to stay in and watch a movie, if you're going to avoid getting your $90 costume soaking wet.
According to Environment Canada, a low-pressure system approaching Southern Ontario from the southeast will bring 30 to 50 mm of rainfall with the most torrential rain occurring Thursday afternoon. If that wasn’t enough to scare you away, strong wind gusts of 70km/hr are also expected to hit Toronto on Thursday evening and Friday morning. However, if you just so happen to be dressed as a hooked hand killer in a raincoat, congratulations, you’re good to go!
Drivers are being reminded to turn on their headlights and maintain a safe following distance as visibility will be reduced due to weather. Pedestrians should also be careful when crossing the street since it's going to be dark and rainy, which means you might be tempted to hustle across the street without looking.
Toronto weather forecast suggested last week that the GTA could be hit with snow before Halloween. However, it's far more likely that it’ll be a rainy and spooky night, rather than a winter wonderland.
Noooooooo. It’s going to RAIN. For 2-3 days straight. And then there may be SNOW. And high WINDS. #weather… https://t.co/agdWHSIUby— Karen 🚴🏻♀️💨 (@Karen 🚴🏻♀️💨)1572388814.0
"The final week of October and into early November will bring an extended period of colder than normal weather to the Great Lakes region, including southern Ontario," explained meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
However, if you aren't in Toronto, the cold-weather extension has caused there to be a potential for lake-effect snow across southern Ontario right before Halloween. So, you can have your frights and your white Christmas too.
Above avg. temps. Tue. then a big drop this week! Not frigid for trick-or-treat time in #Toronto with temps. close… https://t.co/4fdI78D0F8— Ross Hull (@Ross Hull)1572302664.0
So, if you’re planning on heading out for Halloween this year regardless of the poor weather, just make sure you layer up and prepare for it to rain sideways on you.