How is the weekend forecast shaping for Mother’s Day? It all depends on where you live. There’s going to be good weather, bad weather and just plain ugly. Eastern and Central Canada will see mild temperatures while some parts of the West may need a shovel. Here’s how to plan for your Sunday with Mom:
THE GOOD: MILD TEMPS IN CENTRAL CANADA, HIGH PRESSURE IN THE EAST
Abundant sunshine for the majority of Eastern Canada on Sunday for Mother's Day. High pressure focused across northern Quebec will allow precipitation to stay south of the region, with the exception of some extra cloud cover over parts of Nova Scotia due to a system south that is over the Atlantic Ocean.
The only downside to this high pressure is that it will bring a northerly flow to the region and seasonably cool temperatures to areas in Atlantic Canada, along the St. Lawrence and communities close to the water in southern Ontario.
Northern Ontario will see temperatures climbing into the upper teens and low 20s, setting the table for sunshine and summer-like temperatures the following work week.
THE BAD AND THE UGLY: RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOWFALL IN THE WEST
Western Canada is on the cold end of the blocking pattern that's set up across North America, bringing unsettled conditions and cooler than normal temperatures. For the southern parts of the Prairies there is a risk of thunderstorms. Wintry weather will return in Alberta as a notable cooldown Sunday night may turn the rain in Calgary into snow.
British Columbia's southern coast can expect a chance of showers, with more cool but sunny breaks in Victoria. Alpine snow continues to build across the coastal mountains and rockies.
Watch the video above for the latest updates across Canada.