Unseasonably cool weather for Victoria Day weekend
The Victoria Day long weekend is usually noted as the unofficial start to the summer, but temperatures this weekend will have it feeling more like March than May.
Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson tells 610 CKTB it won't be your typical May 2-4 weekend with temperatures on Saturday forecast to reach just 13 degrees and 70 percent chance of rain on Sunday.
He says a system from Texas could bring isolated thunderstorms in some areas as well.
Coulson says the cooler temperatures will likely stick around for the rest of the month.
"Even after we get through the holiday monday, we will briefly get into seasonal temperatures Tuesday with a high of 21," Coulson told CKTB.
"But then that cool air comes back down with forecast highs down into the midteens, a good five or six degrees below seasonal"
Coulson says if you're looking for good news on the forecast you might have to wait a few weeks, with the first few weeks of June expected to be below seasonal.
Stephen Dhillon made 43 saves, including a season high 23 in the first, in an IceDogs 4-1 win over visiting Saginaw Thursday night. Kirill Maksimov scored a pair and added an assist against his former team, while Liam Ham, Ben Jones and Sam Miletic all had multi-point games.
On January 28th, the IceDogs were a shot away from a record setting third 3 in 3 weekend sweep but it was not to be, losing in a North Bay shootout. Since then, the team has gone winless in ten including a Monday afternoon overtime loss in Peterborough 4-3.
Colton Incze stood on his head, making 40 saves Saturday night, as the IceDogs fell 3-1 in Barrie. The game’s first star had to make 18 saves in the second period alone.