The holiday weekend is almost here, and this is what you can expect the weather to be like from coast to coast.
If you live in British Columbia, you might want to hold off on any hiking plans as you can expect an up-and-down weather pattern, says Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.
“Saturday and Sunday there could be some isolated showers on the immediate coast and across the interior, but no wash out rain,” Anderson predicted, and it will be cooler and cloudier than normal across the region. “Monday will be slightly drier, more sunshine and less shower activity.”
Moving into the Prairies, Anderson predicts the region has a pleasant forecast shaping up, with southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba to have the best weather in all of Canada for the long weekend.
“In Alberta, it looks like dry weather returns to the region. Saturday and Sunday and even into Monday, nothing more than an isolated thunderstorm up in the mountain but for the most part it looks mostly dry,” he said. “Temperatures looks comfortable, in the low to mid 20s.”
“Saskatchewan will be dry through the entire weekend, nice weather shaping up there, no rainfall really,” said Anderson. He predicts temperatures will be in the lower 20s for the average daytime high on Saturday and Sunday and then up into mid 20s on Monday.
Manitoba is leading into the weekend with rain on Friday, but it’s going to dry out just in time for the long weekend. “Sunny over the weekend and overall quite comfortable,” predicted Anderson. “Temperature will be in the upper teens Saturday, low twenties on Sunday and mid twenties on Monday.”
As for Ontario, the weekend will start unsettled but gradually improve.
“Southern Ontario is going to be humid with a scattering of showers on Saturday,” said Anderson. “On Sunday, it will be mostly dry across the area with a mix of clouds and sunshine with the drying trend continuing on Monday. Temperatures for Saturday will be in the upper teens to low 20s, Sunday will be low 20s and Monday low 20s as well.”
If you’re heading into cottage country, make sure you pack insect repellent, warned Anderson. Saturday and Sunday will be buggy with likely some improvement on Monday.
If you live in Windsor, you might want to stay indoors – Anderson predicts that extreme southern Ontario will have the worst weather in Canada this weekend with risks of showers.
Moving further east, Quebec is also expected to have an up and down weekend of weather.
“Saturday is mostly dry in Quebec,” said Anderson. “Sunday is unsettled with some scattered precipitation and by Monday somewhat drier air comes in and it will be less humid. Temperatures looking at upper teens for Saturday, near 20 on Sunday and the same on Monday.”
As for the Maritimes, there will some rain in Nova Scotia, but fairly nice weather for the rest of Atlantic Canada.
“Saturday looks dry, partly sunny and then a little storm coming in later that night and into early Sunday with some showers and some steadier rain in Nova Scotia,” said Anderson. “Sunday starts out pretty good and then mixed conditions for Monday.” For temperatures, Anderson expects it to be in the mid to upper teens for Saturday and then mid teens to near 20 on Sunday and Monday.
What are you up to for the long weekend?