Mother Nature is trying her best to make up for last year’s poor long weekend weather.
Environment Canada’s Dave Phillips says if you were camping, you probably remember.
“It was not about shorts and sandals, it was more like toques and hot toddies. It was just miserable. You had freezing rain and snow and minus 9 wind chill, whiteouts,” he said.
This year, we’re looking at temperatures the high 20s for Saturday and Sunday. A little cooler Monday and some showers are in the forecast.
Phillips says May long is so unpredictable because it’s sandwiched between seasons.
“You’ve got winter in your front yard and summer in your back yard. It’s a transition kind of a weekend,” he said.
Even better news – the warm temperatures are just a taste of what is to come.
“June looks warmer than normal, and I even took a peek at June, July, August and it looks pretty good. Maybe this idea of a good long weekend means a good summer ahead. Certainly our models and the American models are saying the same thing.”