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Sundre-area campers can expect rain, thunderstorm risk May long weekend

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures to dip into the minuses Friday, Saturday
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Campers are checked as they head out to the backcountry west of Sundre during a previous May long weekend. File photo/MVP Staff

SUNDRE – Travellers to the backcountry west of Sundre can expect a cool and wet May long weekend.

Environment Canada's forecast for Sundre on Friday, May 17 calls for fog patches this morning. Rain showers or flurries are expected to end this morning and then remain mainly cloudy. There is a 30 per cent chance of rain showers late this afternoon. About five millimetres of rainfall is expected. Wind will be northwest 30 kilometres an hour (km/h) gusting to 50. A high of 9 C is forecast.

Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy with 30 per cent chance of showers. Wind will continue northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 but becoming light this evening. A low of -2 C is expected dropping to -7 C overnight with the wind chill.

Saturday will be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon with risk of a thunderstorm.  The wind will become west 20 km/h gusting to 50 in the morning then becoming north 20 gusting to 40 in the afternoon.

The high is expected to be 13 C.

At night, it will be cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers and a low of 2 C.

Sunday is forecast to be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 12 C. At night, it is expected to be cloudy with 60 per cent chance of showers. The low is forecast to be  2 C.

Showers are expected Monday with a high  of 8 C.

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