Friday, May 18, 2012

Spectacular Weekend

A rare solar eclipse will be visible in central and western Canada and the US this Sunday, weather permitting. We will see very little of it here in the St. Lawrence Valley. (
The unofficial start of summer is here, Victoria Day Weekend, May 2-4, and a multitude of other names here in Quebec, whatever you want to call it, it is a day off. Time to dust of the BBQ, take the boat out and plant your summer flowers. Sunshine will dominate right through the entire weekend for southern Quebec, eastern Ontario and northern New England/New York with temperatures warming to near 30C by Sunday. We are chilly this morning with 8C at the airport for a low but much colder off island with lows near 0C is some locations. I recorded 2.7C here on L'Ile Perrot as my official low just before 6am this morning. It even went below freezing with some frost in the Adirondacks with Saranac Lake at -2C at 6am.

Temperatures will warm quickly today under bright sunshine with highs near 23C. Saturday we are looking at 26C and up to 30C both Sunday and Monday. On Monday stubborn low pressure that will be hanging along the Atlantic Coast from the Carolina's to New England this weekend, may send a few clouds into the extreme southern portion of Quebec. I don't think we will see any precipitation from this system.

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