Weekend rain not enough to scare off Halloween goers

Oct 29, 2015 | Life

Matthew Pariselli and Sarah Wickett

Halloween is quickly creeping up, and ghouls and goblins everywhere are keeping an eye on the forecast.

Given the heavy downpour across the GTA on Wednesday, many are wondering if the wet weather will dampen Halloween festivities.

It turns out they have good reason.

Peter Kimball, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said the agency are forecasting a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday with a high of 10 C. But the evening will bring showers that are expected to arrive around 8 p.m.

It will remain fairly mild with a low of 7 C overnight.

Trick-or-treaters should be used to a wet Halloween by now. As Kimball noted, 12 millimeters of rain fell on Halloween in 2014.

Witches, wizards, warlocks and other spirited characters donning makeup for Friday parties don’t need to worry about unwanted smearing.

“Friday evening will be fairly pleasant with no precipitation,” Kimball said.

There’s a ridge of high pressure building into the area and temperatures can be expected to sit around 6 or 7 C, Kimball said.

Humber News asked students at North campus what their plans are for Halloween and if the weather is a factor.