Could it be? Forecaster calls for warmer-than-normal summer in Canada

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Canada's top weather expert is out with the latest predictions, saying it's going to be a long, hot summer.

Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, said current projections show Canadians can expect warmer-than-normal conditions across all the provinces and Yukon.

“From coast to coast to almost coast. The only area showing cooler than normal would be, say, northern Quebec and into Nunavut,” he told CTV News Channel Tuesday.

According to Phillips the higher temperatures being predicted in the United States are a good sign for Canadians.

“If this is going to be a warmer-than-normal summer, most of the warm air has to come from the south, from the United States.”

As was predicted earlier this year, Phillips said the heat in Canada's east this year will be joined by its good friend humidity and distant cousin thunderstorms.

But no matter where you are: over at the lake, down by the river or waiting on the sun to go down, Phillips said summer should put a smile on your face, especially after the long winter and cold, wet start to spring experienced in much of Canada.  

“It’s a pent-up feeling that we’re owed a decent kind of summer.”

Before you go losing sleep thinking of everything you're going to do, Phillips said take it all with a grain of salt. In March Environment Canada was predicting spring would be warmer than usual too.