Ontario braces for cold weather on Halloween night

It will be a cold Halloween night around most of Ontario. Global News

After a burst of warm weather, things have turned chilly again and trick-or-treaters should be prepared for that to continue on the night of Halloween itself, Global News’ chief meteorologist says.

A flood of colder weather moved into southern Ontario and is “here to stay for a while,” according to Anthony Farnell.

“The unusual warmth from last week is nothing but a memory now,” Farnell said.

The chief meteorologist said most costume-clad revellers out on Tuesday, the Halloween night when children flood the streets to go trick or treating, should expect to be cold.

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In some places, a touch of snow could be on the cards.

“For most of us, it’s just a chilly night for trick or treaters but for some local communities downwind from a Great Lake, snowflakes may also be flying on Halloween night,” he said.

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Areas including Peterborough and places around Georgian Bay are the most likely to see snow.

Other areas will be partly cloudy and with a breeze. Farnell said the temperature will likely range from 3 to 5 C, with slight wind chill.

“As the evening progresses the temperature will drop down to the freezing point,” he said.

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