MUSKOKA - A Halloween weather system will make this year‘s festivities snowy and wet.
According to the Weather Network the timing of this next potent system in Ontario couldn't get any worse for trick-or-treaters as heavy rain, strong winds and even snow threaten to make for an especially spooky Halloween night.
The impact from this moisture packed system will begin to make its mark on Wednesday, with a widespread soaking rain picking up through the day on Thursday. Parts of the north will be trading umbrellas for snow shovels.
Classic fall storm will produce soaking rain in the south and heavy snow in the north. Strong cold front with damaging wind gusts expected on Friday. Chilly weekend weather and bands of lake-effect snow north of the GTA into Sunday. Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area.
"The rain will be heavy at times with rumbles of thunder possible during Thursday afternoon and early evening as totals reach 30 to 60 mm across our region," says Weather Network meteorologist Dr. Doug Gillham.
While a break from the rain is expected later Thursday evening, at this point it looks like the break will come after trick-or-treat times.
With the ground still moist from last weekend's heavy flooding rain, this latest soggy blast could result in more localized flooding. Lake levels are also much higher than normal for this time of year with strong winds and high waves threatening shoreline flooding in some local communities.