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This isn't the only frightening thing come Halloween night. Environment Canada says a fall storm will hit the Maritimes. (Submitted by Gordon Sparks)

Ghosts and goblins may not be the only scary thing in the Maritimes on Halloween night.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning a large fall storm is likely to hit Thursday evening and night, intensifying into Friday morning.

That storm could bring localized flooding, according to CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell, and Environment Canada says it might also cause power outages.

The good news, Mitchell says, is the the bad weather should arrive after trick-or-treaters have made their rounds.

But adults and teens out late should prepare for wet and windy weather, he said, and wind gusts are expected to reach 90 kilometres an hour as the storm passes.

“It would be a very good idea to bring in Halloween decorations Thursday evening or risk having them spread across the neighbourhood on Friday,” Mitchell said.  

“There will also be an increased risk of localized flooding due to the fallen leaves over the past few weeks potentially blocking some drainage systems.”

Environment Canada says the low pressure system will move over the Great Lakes on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and wind to Eastern Canada and the United States.

“These winds could potentially cause damage to some tree limbs and cause power disruptions,” Environment Canada said in its weather statement.