Record cold seen in Ontario as active weather moves in
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:56 AM - Records were broken across parts of southern Ontario Tuesday morning as November rapidly approaches.
It was a cold Tuesday morning across parts of southern and central Ontario on Tuesday.
Toronto Pearson International Airport recorded temperatures of -2.7 degrees Celsius, its first subfreezing mark since April 26th. It was also the coldest temperature it recorded since April 21st.
Sudbury was really chilly, the mercury plunged to -9.4C, shattering the old record of -7.8C set in 1962.
Bancroft was even colder, recording a temperature of -10.7C. That topped the old mark of -6.6C set in 2007.
Messy Halloween expected
Temperatures will rise as a Colorado low makes its way into the region but unfortunately it will be met with rain and strong gusts.
Southern Ontario could see up to 30 millimeters of rain.
In parts of northern Ontario, including Wawa and North Bay, that number might be closer to 60. Timmins and Chapleau could see the most.
"What we're seeing is a classic late fall storm," says Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at the Weather Network. "Strong winds can be expected from Ontario to Newfoundland, with the strongest gusts beginning Thursday afternoon and into Friday. For the Maritimes, winds should peek Friday evening."
Winds could top 80 km/h as the storm moves in.
Temperatures will be very warm across southern Ontario, with highs of 20C possible.
For the trick-or-treaters, temperatures in the mid-teens can be expected due to the strong winds and cloud cover.
Be sure to stay updated on the weather warnings in your area by heading to the Weather Warnings and Public Alerts.