Soggy Halloween expected as Environment Canada issues rainfall warning for central Ontario

Significant rainfall is in the forecast for central Ontario on Halloween. Jeff Chiu / The Canadian Press

It will be a soggy Halloween in central Ontario as Environment Canada has issued a weather statement calling for significant rainfall from Wednesday to Friday.

The statement says a low-pressure system from the southwest will bring rain that begins Wednesday afternoon and ends by Friday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres are possible over the 48-hour period, with the heaviest rain occurring on Halloween on Thursday evening.

Environment Canada says strong northwesterly to westerly wind gusts of 70 kilometres per hour are possible on Friday morning and into the afternoon.

The statement is in effect for Peterborough, Peterborough County, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Quinte West.

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