HALLOWEEN FORECAST: What you need to know for candy time
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 7:00 AM - Happy Halloween! As ghosts and goblins eagerly await the dusk hours on Wednesday, we've been busy nailing down the candy time forecast. And despite some tricky parts of this outlook, conditions have aligned for one significant, widespread treat. Read more from Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham, below.
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This time of year is famous for classic fall storms, but this year will be relatively quiet across the country without any major storms. However, the forecast is still tricky in a some areas due to the timing of a few weak systems. The bonus is that most of Canada will be within a few degrees of seasonal for Halloween. While we won’t have any truly warm temperatures, we will also avoid any exceptionally cold weather.
BRITISH COLUMBIA: TRICKY TIMING
Staying cautiously optimistic that the south coast of B.C. will have a break from the unsettled weather by the evening hours on Wednesday. Unsettled conditions are expected to continue into the evening for the interior of province. Temperatures will be near seasonal for most of the province, but a few degrees above seasonal for the south coast.
WATCH BELOW: B.C. WEATHER TRICK OR TREAT?
ALBERTA: TRICKY SHOWERS
Still a tricky forecast as the threat for showers spreads into parts of the region during the day on Wednesday and continuing into Wednesday night. Any rain looks to be relatively light, but an umbrella might be needed across parts of the province Wednesday evening. Temperatures will be within a few degrees of seasonal.
SASKATCHEWAN & MANITOBA: A TREAT TO STAY DRY
It's dry weather for the region, but a warm coat will be needed as temperatures will be a few degrees colder than normal.
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NORTHERN ONTARIO: TRICKY LAYERING
Much of the region looks to be brisk and a few degrees colder than seasonal with flurries and snow showers primarily across northwestern Ontario.
SOUTHERN ONTARIO & QUEBEC: THE BIGGEST TREAT OF THE COUNTRY
The timing looks good for most of the region for trick-or-treating. Widespread rain across southern and eastern Ontario earlier in the day will end during the afternoon. However, the timing is still tricky for areas near the U.S. border, especially east of Brockville and across southern Quebec where the threat for showers is expected to linger into the early evening with wet snow for central Quebec expected. Temperatures will be near seasonal for most of the region, but a few degrees above seasonal across most of southern Ontario with near double digit temperatures along the 401 corridor from Windsor to Kingston.
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ATLANTIC CANADA: TRICKY RAIN RISK
A dry forecast for most of the region, but we will have an increasing threat for showers to develop during the evening across western New Brunswick. Scattered rain and snow showers are also expected for parts of Newfoundland, especially north and east. Temperatures will be near seasonal and remain above freezing across most of the region.
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With files from meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham