The long weekend could get off to a wet start, but conditions will continue to improve as we get closer to holiday Monday.
There’s a 30 per cent chance for showers, or possibly a thunderstorm, early Friday afternoon through Saturday.
It should dry out again by Sunday, with plenty of sunshine heading into the Civic Holiday.
“We’ve been in an unstable weather pattern the last couple of days, there’s been some extra humidity around and we’re still expecting a slight chance for showers, maybe a thunderstorm, but those probabilities diminish,” said Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist for Global News. “Sunshine for Sunday, Monday, and if you really want to extend that weekend, it’s going to get very hot again as next week progresses.”
Any rain we get will only slightly diminish the humidity. The forecast calls for a high of 27 degrees on Friday, feeling closer to 33 thanks to the humidex.
The risk of precipitation should clear out by Sunday, with increasing sunshine and temperatures heading into holiday Monday.
“If you like it a bit hotter, maybe you’re heading down to Grand Bend or if you’re heading up towards Toronto or up north, everybody will be close to 30 degrees for holiday Monday,” said Farnell.
Farnell expects these conditions to continue for the rest of the summer.
“Through August, September, and even into October, [we’re expecting] above normal temperatures and it’s going to be basically a crap shoot whether or not we see one of those systems that drops a heavy amount of rain, and it may end up coming from a tropical-type system but that won’t be until later in the month of August at the earliest,” he said.
The forecast calls for sunshine Monday through Wednesday, with the high climbing to 30 degrees by Wednesday.