Congratulations, you’ve made it to the front door of May long weekend.
Now I’m sure you’re asking, “what does the weekend’s forecast have in store for the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District?” Well, Environment Canada Meteorologist Cindy Yu provides us with an update.
“We’re not expecting much to change tonight (May 18th) and tomorrow (May 19th), so expect sunshine and temperatures in the low 20’s. We are tracking a low-pressure system making its way into the Northwest region of BC, which could make for precipitation late Saturday into Sunday. Although the forecast is predicting a chance of rain, I would say at this point it’s fairly likely to see 5-10 millimeters over the weekend. The weather system looks to be a little unstable so that precipitation could form into a thunderstorm in certain regions of the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District.”
Darn, rain over the May long weekend, so when will the sunshine return?
“Cloud coverage and precipitation will control the forecast until roughly Monday evening. We will see that low-pressure system weaken which should bring the sunshine and summertime temperatures back by Wednesday. Residents of the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District are certainly no stranger to this sort of weather at this time of year.”
Yu says in the sunshine, the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District are about 8-10 degrees above average for this time of year.