It's the first long weekend of the summer and with a cool wet spring behind us many are wondering what to expect as we head into the Canada Day long weekend.

Stephen Berg, meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada said Cochrane residents will experience weather that is a bit cooler than we typically see for this time of year. 

"Looks to be a little bit cooler than average or roughly average with highs in the upper teens and low 20s. With lows dipping down into the mid single digits."

For months we've been hearing that summer 2024 will be hot and dry, but Berg said it hasn't really felt that way so far. 

"Certainly the next week or so it looks to be a little bit more on the average to slightly maybe below average temperature for the for the next little bit and then for precipitation a little bit more than average I think for the next week or two."

Last year on Canada Day, the strongest tornado felt in Alberta since 1987 touched down, just north of Cochrane

Berg said it's too early to predict whether or not the long weekend will bring wild weather to the area. 

"With thunderstorms possible, I guess any sorts of hazards might entail from that. It's difficult to say for sure, though, from this far out in advance."

Stay up-to-date with Cochrane's full forecast HERE.