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Rain is a good thing…when it shows up

Warm and dry weather is dominating the Lakeland but experts say next month might bring some relief. Temperatures maxed out at around 28 degrees on Tuesday and are expected to stay well above seasonal for the rest of the week. Weather Network Meteorologist Doug Gillham says as we head into June our area should be seeing more rainfall.

“We’re encouraged that there are some signs of wetter weather ahead in the summer but dry, drought concerns could be an issue, at least for part of the region as we proceed through the summer.”

The network released its 2019 Summer Forecast on Monday. They say most of eastern Alberta will see typical temperatures and, in fact, may be on the cool side compared to average. Gillham says he doesn’t see the hot, dry weather the Lakeland has seen continuing on very much longer.

“Getting some rain in June, it’s typical that it starts turning wetter. It would be well timed if it does occur.”

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Gillham thinks that the southern portion of the province will see the most rain this summer, and the Lakeland will see amounts comparable to last year.

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