The recent cold spell hitting Fort McMurray may not be the end of summer as we know it.
That’s according to Dave Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada who says there’s still a possibility of some warmer days heading into September and the beginning of Fall.
He tells Mix News we may get the odd day of 20-degree weather yet.
“I wouldn’t write the obituary on summer-like weather just yet, you don’t get it in the long streaks that you get in July and August but it doesn’t disappear.”
Typically, the weather starts to take a dip around this time each year. Phillips notes in many cases, Fort McMurray sees frost return around September 1.
Over the next couple of weeks, the temperature will remain below average.
Looking ahead to the Labour Day Long Weekend, Phillips says there will be a mix of bad and good days before the students go back to school.
“Saturday might be a washout, periods of rain and chances of showers but then I look into the conditions of Sunday, Monday as being lots of sunshine, little mix in clouds, temperatures that will be very close, maybe a degree cooler than normal.”
Looking farther ahead, Phillips believes the Fall will be warmer than usual.
‘I’m teasing you in a way, I’m not talking about July, it won’t be beer drinking weather, muscle shirt and tank top weather, it’s going to be kind of a warmish fall weather.”
Unlike Spring this year, Phillips adds we will get to experience Fall before the snow of winter shows up.