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Halloween forecast: Wet weather expected through trick-or-treat time

Parents may want to have their kids don waterproof costumes this evening with soggy weather expected throughout the day, including at trick-or-treat time.

CityNews meteorologist Jill Taylor says the Halloween forecast for Toronto and the GTA will be wet and somewhat unpredictable, with on-and-off light showers and drizzle that start early in the day.

“No real timeline for the wet weather as it will on and off beginning this morning,” Taylor says. “At times throughout the day and at times for the evening as well.”

Taylor says temperatures will stay relatively mild, hovering around 11 C through trick-or-treat time. The above seasonal air will stick around this week with a high of 17 C expected on Tuesday.

The warmest Halloween on record in Toronto was in 1971, with a high of 22.8 C.

OPP out with tips to ensure safe Halloween

The Ontario Provincial Police have released tips for trick-or-treaters to ensure the evening is safe.

  • Carry a flashlight a wear a costume with bright colours to increase visibility to drivers
  • Use makeup instead of masks – masks reduce the ability to see
  • Avoid baggy costumes that could be a tripping hazard
  • Walk, don’t run, and remember to look and listen before crossing streets
  • Never criss-cross the street, cross at crosswalks or intersections
  • Always trick-or-treat in a group or with an adult
  • Tell your parents your route, and when you will be home, if trick-or-treating with friends
  • Stay in familiar neighbourhoods and only go to homes that well-lit
  • Never go inside a home to get treats
  • Always have treats checked by an adult before eating

Police are asking motorist to ensure the safety of children by being on high alert to trick-or-treaters in the afternoon and evening.

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