Halloween will be wet, windy but mild.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement saying trick or treaters may have a rather wet time during the evening hours especially in a swath extending from southwestern Ontario northeast through Georgian bay and the nickel belt.
Further south, across the Niagara, greater Toronto and eastern Ontario regions, the rain may become more sporadic in the afternoon, however during the evening, steadier rain is likely to set in.
General rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 millimetres are expected across much of southern Ontario by the time the rain tapers off Friday.
In addition, brisk winds are expected to accompany this system, with gusts to 60 or 70 km/h likely.
Friday morning, winds are expected to strengthen and gusts to 80 to 90 km/h will be possible for areas near the shores of the great lakes.
Meantime, Toronto police want you and the kids to have a safe All Hallow's Eve, and they have a few tips that might help.
1) Put strips of reflective tape on the front and back of the costumes to make them more visible to drivers
2) Your child's costume shouldn't drag on the ground - it's too easy to trip over. Shoes should be well-fitting and sturdy
3) Don't allow children to carry sharp objects. Swords, knives, and any other accessories should be made of soft, flexible material
4) If your child wears a mask, make sure it fits securely and has eye holes large enough so that he or she can see
5) Make sure that treat bags are light-coloured for easy visibility. Decorate them with reflective tape (you can find it in hardware, bicycle, or sporting goods stores)
6) No child should go trick-or-treating alone. Always accompany your younger children; older children can go in groups
7) Allow children to go trick-or-treating early but avoid the evening rush hour. It's harder for motorists to see clearly during twilight than at any other time of day
8) Give children specific neighbourhood boundaries for trick-or-treating. Set a firm curfew for your children
9) Remind children to walk on sidewalks and be cautious when crossing streets
10) Tell children to only go to homes and neighbours they know and only to houses with lights on
11) Tell children to turn down all invitations to enter homes. Period.
12) Tell children to avoid even normally friendly neighbourhood dogs, who can be startled by kids they know who are dressed in unfamiliar costumes
13) Drivers: remember children may be preoccupied with the trick-or-treating and may not be paying attention to the rules of the road. Keep vehicle speeds at or below the posted limits, and scan the road for children attempting to cross streets mid-block