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A look at your long weekend traveller's forecast

Summary

Mixed forecast for the Okanagan

Smaller chance of showers south of the border

Whistler expected to be wet and cool

The unofficial start to summer has arrived! Today marks the kick off to the Victoria Day long weekend!

So, what’s the weather going to be like where you’ll be?

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate is taking a look around some long weekend vacation spots (and giving us the local forecast, in case you’re opting for a staycation instead).

Okanagan:

“I think it’ll be fairly wet to begin the weekend in the Okanagan. We’re probably looking at some thunderstorms, initially. I suspect that the second half of the long weekend does improve a little bit; that’s when most of the cooler air drifts back towards the coastline.”

Washington state:

“You may actually fare better if you’re heading across the border because the likelihood of showers somewhat lower across western Washington — there’s even a few sunny breaks sprinkled liberally into your three-day weekend forecast.”

Whistler:

“It’s looking fairly wet and cool. I think rainshowers become problematic in Sea to Sky late today and linger into part of the weekend.”

The Lower Mainland:

“For the second half of the day, we’ll have some sunny breaks on the coast. Tomorrow, it is a mix of cloud and sun, but there’s a continuing chance of showers — most of them come down from the mountains later in the day and into the evening on Saturday. Sunday is the wet weather day. On the holiday Monday, we’ll see a few breaks of sunshine.

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