Long Weekend Forecast a Chilly One
Prince George, B.C. – For those who are heading out camping for this long weekend, bring along warm clothes and a rain jacket.
Environment Canada Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells says the blustery conditions will continue ” After a whole month of above normal temperatures and pretty sunny skies through April and the beginning of May, and here comes the long weekend and what’s in store? The first significant cold upper low. The last few days have been certainly cooler and unsettled with showers, and that’s how the weekend’s going to start. We’re going to continue on in this pattern, It’s going to be mainly cloudy, there’s going to be a few showers that are going to be around in the afternoon, it’s cool, it’s blustery, the temperature will only be about 13 degrees.”
The good news?
Coldwells says the system is breaking up “The low is starting to disintegrate, and it’s moving towards the southern prairies, so as the weekend continues it’s going to get better, drier and sunnier, so if you can hang on until Monday, the forecast looks pretty lovely it’s going to be a sunny day with a high of about 23.”
She says there is no place in BC this weekend that would give you warmth ” Actually you would have to leave the province. It’s a huge upper low and it’s impacting everything, from the very northern regions all the way through to the Okanagan.”
Coldwells says if camping is the plan for this weekend “Be prepared for everything Mother Nature can throw at you. The first part of the weekend, cool, lots of showers, and if you are up high in the mountains, you might even see some snow towards the Pine Pass.”