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Your out-of-town long weekend weather outlook

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You could call this weekend the unofficial end of summer. And if you want to beat those blues, meteorologist Russ Lacate says heading south can help you do that this long weekend.

“If you’re willing to brave the border line-ups for this long weekend, at least you’ll be rewarded for your patience,” he said. “There’s warmer air lurking in Washington state, and it’s going to hang around for a few days. Your Seattle forecast for Saturday, Sunday and the holiday Monday not only includes a few rays of sunshine every day, but those temperatures climb into the 20s to wrap up summer break.”

If your long weekend travel plans include Vancouver Island, you’re also in luck.

“It is pretty much a rain-free forecast Saturday, Sunday, and into Labour Day. There is a little sunshine featured in the outlook for all three days.”

The forecast for the Okanagan features a threat of cold showers, which will likely be welcomed given this record-breaking wildfire season.

“I don’t think it’s all wet, but for sure clouds and some welcomed showers will be targeting the B.C. Southern Interior Saturday night, Sunday, and probably into Monday morning,” said Russ.

You can expect some cooler conditions in Whistler.

“I think your best bet to find a little sunshine for Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton would be Saturday afternoon and more so on the Labour Day holiday. Dress in layers! Those temperatures will top out in the teens every afternoon,” said Russ.

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