It’s not looking like great weather for the kids who want to go out door to door this evening as the weather is expected to be wet and windy. Environment Canada has added onto the Special Weather Statement regarding potentially high amounts of rainfall with a Wind Warning in effect for some areas of Southern Ontario including Brantford and the County of Brant.
The previously mentioned Special Weather Statement still in effect reads;
A wet Halloween with significant rain and strong winds expected.
Rain will continue today before ending early Friday morning. Rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 mm are possible, with the heaviest rain occurring this afternoon and early this evening.
In addition to the rainfall, strong westerly wind gusts of 90 km/h are possible this evening into Friday morning. A wind warning may be required.
If visibility is reduced during driving, turn on headlights and maintain a safe following distance. Remember pedestrians are more difficult to see when it is dark and raining.
But now in addition to concern about significant rainfall there has indeed been a Wind Warning issued;
Strong southwesterly wind gusts are expected this evening and overnight.
Southwesterly wind gusts near 90 km/h are expected to develop this evening and persist into the overnight hours before weakening slightly. Westerly wind gusts of 70 or 80 km/h are then expected into Friday morning.
Winds will continue to ease through the day Friday.
Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
Be sure to bring in any lawn furniture that you may have put off, and secure any loose items. If you have a family that was looking forward to venturing out this evening, or know one, best to be prepared for the nasty weather bearing down on us, just in case. Be safe.
Information and Image from Environment Canada.