New Year's Eve Forecast
If you have outdoor plans for New Year's Eve this evening there is some unsettled weather expected for the eastern half of the country.
An area of low pressure stateside will bring rain to southern Ontario, southern Quebec, and eventually the Maritimes overnight. Some areas could see in excess of 20 mm of rain. If there is a silver lining, temperatures will be on the plus side.
In western Canada, there isn't much weather to speak of. There could be a few flurries around southeastern Saskatchewan, but that's about it. It will be chilly so bundle up!
If you have any fireworks planned, here are some safety tips:
Only adults should use handle fireworks
Never use fireworks while impaired
Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
Do not light them indoors
Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
Soak both used and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
Never use illegal fireworks