All of Southern Ontario under weather alerts this Halloween

Oct 31 2019, 11:51 am

Earlier Thursday morning, Environment Canada issued another Special Weather Statement for Toronto as “significant” rain and gusty winds are expected through Halloween day.

And Toronto is not alone.

According to Environment Canada’s public weather alerts page, all of Southern Ontario is under a Special Weather Statement or has a Weather Warning.

From Ottawa to Windsor, and everything in between, Ontario is suffering through a wet Halloween with significant rain and gusty winds expected.

In the GTHA, the city of Hamilton is under a Wind Warning.

Environment Canada is calling for Southwesterly wind gusts near 90 km/h to develop this evening and persist into the overnight hours before weakening slightly.

Westerly wind gusts of 70 or 80 km/h are then expected in the region into Friday morning.

Those gusts will also be in Toronto, according to the city’s weather statement.

Rain, at times heavy, is expected into this evening in Toronto.

“Additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 30 mm are expected today for total amounts of 30 to 50 mm by late this evening. The heaviest rain is expected this afternoon into early this evening. In addition to the rainfall, strong westerly wind gusts of 70 or 80 km/h are possible tonight into Friday morning,” said Environment Canada.

At least we’re not in Sudbury right now.

The city in Northern Ontario is currently under a snowfall warning, with the first major snowfall of the season expected on Halloween night.

Now that is creepy.