Soaker of a system haunts Halloween this year
A girl trick-or-treats at a decorated home in Ottawa on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
It remains a soggy Halloween evening forecast for the Maritimes.
The wet conditions will be varied for the region, ranging from a steady rain across New Brunswick to intermittent rain for Prince Edward Island and some northern and western areas of Nova Scotia.
The best trick-or-treating conditions look to be near the Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia and into the east of the province, including Cape Breton, where it will be cloudy with a chance of showers or drizzle.
Winds will be gusty for Thursday evening. Coming up from the south and southwest expect widespread gusts of 30 to 50 km/h. The southerly winds will keep temperatures mild with much of the Maritimes hovering around the mid-teens evening and night.
Despite the rain, you may want to head out in the evening and bring in some of your Halloween decorations. The wind for the Maritimes will continue to pick up Thursday night into Friday. Gusts from the south and southwest are expected to reach a range of 50 to 80 km/h on Friday. Gusts in excess of 100 km/h for northern Inverness County, Cape Breton. Winds will turn west and gradually diminish late Friday evening into Saturday morning.
Rainfall totals for Thursday and Friday are expected to be highest in New Brunswick. In the northwest and near the Bay of Fundy coastline, local amounts could reach 40 to 80 mm. Much of the rest of the province will get 20 to 40 mm. Some of the rain is expected to be in the form of downpours, increasing the risk of hydroplaning conditions and localized flooding.
Rainfall warnings have been posted by Environment Canada for Charlotte County, the Bay of Fundy coastline, and Kennebecasis Valley in New Brunswick. A special weather statement with a caution about the heavy rain and high winds expected remains in place for all but the northeast of the province.