© Times-Herald photo by Lisa Goudy
As seen on Friday, the lawn in front of 1141 Vaughn St. W. is all decked out for Halloween.
It’s going to be a chilly night this Halloween.
“We’re certainly going to need to bundle up underneath the costumes for Halloween,” said Dayna Vettese, meteorologist with The Weather Network. “But with respect to precipitation, we don’t really expect there to be any (precipitation) falling out of the sky.
“So that’s the good news. (It’ll be) dry, but a little bit on the cool side for Halloween.”
She said this weekend the weather is going to cool down with an Arctic high-pressure system going down and a low-pressure system coming through.
“(Over the weekend there is) a little bit of wintery weather on the way with respect to temperatures, maybe a little bit of light snow mixed with some rain this weekend,” said Vettese. “Then we expect temperatures to moderate mid-week next week in time for Halloween, back up to closer to more seasonal temperatures.”
On Halloween temperatures are expected to be around 5 or 6 Celsius with temperatures dropping to -3 C or -4 C.
She added there probably won’t be “any snow by Halloween on the ground.”
“It doesn’t look like we should see enough to have it stick around. I know we did see some snow in Saskatchewan last year on Halloween,” said Vettese. “It doesn’t look like it’ll be snowing on Halloween this year, but it’ll certainly be on the chilly side.”
In previous years, temperatures have varied for Halloween. This year will be “fairly normal, fairly typical,” she said.
“No one really had a really stellar Halloween last year either. Most of the major cities that I was able to look at were at least in one from another getting some rain or showers. Temperatures weren’t too bad,” said Vettese. “A couple years ago we had some really warm temperatures across the country, but this year it looks like a fairly typical fall day right across the country … Unfortunately no one’s going to have a nice 20-degree Halloween this year.”
However, this year’s Halloween won’t be “overly windy,” she said.
“There’ll be a bit of a breeze, but nothing too gusty. The only place in the country that looks like it could be fairly windy would be the Great Lakes region through to southern Quebec with the low pressure system coming through as well as in Newfoundland,” said Vettese.
“The rest of the country just a little bit of a breeze, but it doesn’t look to be overly windy, which is the good news. No fly away costumes or decorations.”
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