Halloween in Canada: Forecast has more tricks than treats in store

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Halloween is shaping up to be rather pleasant in some areas across Canada, but downright frightening for others, thanks to a polarizing pattern in the works.

Mother Nature will have some tricks and treats up its sleeve for Canada this Halloween, and depending on where you live will determine what you get. Forecasters are watching the potential for cold air to slowly start to sink south for one half of the country, while the other half will get to enjoy mild temperatures. For a breakdown on what to expect across the country, read below.

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Cooler air will slowly begin to migrate south on Halloween with northwestern parts of B.C. and Alberta starting to feel the chill. A rather cold and wintry pattern is expected to continue into the first week of November.


Lingering rain in the wake of an atmospheric river will keep the chance for rain showers sticking around for much of the B.C. South Coast and Vancouver Island. Interior regions should remain fairly dry, with just a slight chance for isolated showers and flurries to communities in higher elevations of the Kootenays and Columbias.

The Prairies will be chilly, but mainly dry, with the exception of communities along the foothills of Alberta and possibly east towards Calgary and Edmonton. Cool rain showers or snow flurry chances are possible around the trick-or-treating hours.

Forecasts in these regions should be monitored for changes leading up to Halloween.


While the West sees the chill, above seasonal to slightly above seasonal temperatures are expected to dominate in the East -- from the Great Lakes to Atlantic Canada.

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An unorganized system stateside will push north through southern Ontario for Halloween however, bringing scattered rain showers. Eastern Ontario and southern Quebec also have the chance for some showers.

The majority of Atlantic Canada will see a very pleasant Halloween. Far western parts of the Maritimes will want to check back through the weekend to see if any shower chances creep in for trick-or-treating.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates for Halloween across Canada.

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