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'Not bad': Environment Canada expects seasonal temperatures for long weekend

570 NEWS - Mark Douglas

Wondering what’s in store weather-wise for the long weekend? We have you covered!

Geoff Coulson is a Warning Preparedness Meteorologist with Environment Canada. He tells 570 NEWS that Saturday doesn’t look too bad — for the most part.

“Temperatures will be around seasonal values, our normal high for this time of year is minus 2 degrees. However, as we get into the evening hours — we are expecting to see some flurry activity moving into the area. We aren’t expecting significant accumulation amounts — but that flurry activity is likely to persist into Saturday evening, and early Sunday.”

Coulson says Sunday is looking to be the nicest day of the long weekend.

“Sunday looks to be the best day overall, with respect to sunshine and lack of precipitation. Daytime highs on Sunday will be around 1 degree, and it’ll be mild. Much milder air is expected for the Holiday Monday — but we will see some rain.”

Coulson says there is the risk for fog on Monday though.

“It’s looking like it’s gonna be a wet one, so we may see some fog or misty conditions develop on Monday. It just depends on how much rain we get, and how much wind will be involved in the system.”

Coulson says it’s the same story for the rest of the southern province.

“It’s a similar story in most places — flurry activity expected late Saturday, and Sunday still looking to be the nicest day, and unfortunately for pretty much everyone — clouds will roll in, and we’ll have rain on Monday.”

Looking ahead to next week — it appears it will be nothing short of rainy.

“We are anticipating some heavy rainfall on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. That could lead to flooding concerns, and you could see some additional statements being issued.”

To sum it up — Coulson says mild temperatures are expected to kick off the work-week, and more seasonal temperatures and conditions are on the way for the rest of February.