Across Canada the May Long Weekend is a famous time to get away, enjoy nature and kick off summer, but in Alberta, we know it as a rainy, snowy, and generally unfortunate weather event.

The good news is this year we may be in for a treat, as the majority of the May Long looks dry.

Kirk Torneby, Meteorologist with environment Canada says we might see a few showers Saturday, but that's about it.

"We're looking at near normal conditions as we move into the May Long Weekend, through the first part daytime highs will be between 16 and 18 degrees. There's small chance of showers on Saturday evening, and a warm up towards the end of the weekend on Monday as we move to the 20 degree mark."

While May snow is an upsetting event to Southern Albertans, it's not uncommon, Torneby says snow in this area is possible almost any month of the year, and to expect the unexpected.

"As we move into May obviously the chance of it happening drops off, I think May is the sixth snowiest month of the year, but it's a snowier month than you would think. During May Long Weekend throughout southern Alberta you can never really rule out snow."

Torneby adds although the weather earlier this week was slightly erratic, overall we've had a pretty mild spring.

"In terms of precipitation over the last month or so for Southern Alberta, levels were near or below normal, over the last few weeks its been significantly dry. In terms of temperature anomalies it's been near normal for Southern Alberta, so not much to write home about."

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