The wet conditions will move into the region on Wednesday and continue throughout Thursday, with between 25 to 50mm of rain possible by Halloween night. The town of Sainte-Julie near Montreal was the first town to announce a postponement this morning.
Grab the rain gear before heading out the door this Wednesday morning!
Personally, I remember Halloweens when it was in the minus-degrees and we didn't postpone it then!
Essex officials made the decision to change the event to Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., but the police department said it is in no way stating that residents may not go out trick-or-treating on Thursday, Oct. 31.
"Just make sure you have a flashlight with you and wear clothing with reflectors so drivers can see them on the side of the roads", he said.
In a similar fashion, one Ottawa-based events company made a decision to ask their 10,400 Twitter followers to support postponing the capital city's Halloween celebrations. Spotty power outages will be possible into Friday morning, with wind gusts of 40-55 miles per hour possible in Roanoke, the New River Valley and Highlands. Our services will be at the ready, and be careful as usual.
Terry Williams, the honorable mayor of Spencer, and Chad Barker, the Boone County deputy police chief, are among those who have an intense interest in keeping their kids safe and having a successful trick or treat. Temps will be much cooler behind this system keeping us below average through the weekend. Today's weather is going to be mainly sunny with a few clouds rolling in later, and cold, with a high of 10 C and near freezing temperatures in the evening, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Strong winds are expected Thursday night into Friday morning.
The nearby municipalities of Longueuil, Brossard, and Laval have also postponed Halloween activities this Friday.
Unfortunately, this line (while quick) has the chance to produce damaging wind gusts along with localized flooding.
Don't be silly and try to fearless the winds and rains, please.
"I think Friday, frankly, is probably the best day to do it, but municipalities can really only jump this around so much before everyone starts going insane", Hendricks said.
People across Quebec were quick to take to social media to share their reactions, with many vowing to defy the recommendations of their elected representatives. A light wind is also likely that evening.
Others are offering their own alternatives. Researchers studied 40 years of data, which included 608 deaths over 42 Halloweens, from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.