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Canada Day weather: A risk of showers but clear skies for fireworks

06/30/2015 08:07 EDT | Updated 06/30/2016 05:59 EDT
Despite cloudy skies and cooler temperatures forecast for the morning, the threat of rain should be all but gone by the time Canada Day fireworks are set to get underway.

Wednesday will start off cloudy with brisk winds gusting to 20 or even 30 kilometres per hour through the morning with the risk of scattered showers. However, any precipitation through the morning should be light, says CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland.

Skies should begin to clear by midday, with a mix of sun and cloud forecast for the afternoon. Temperatures will hit somewhere between 22 C and 24 C, Scotland says, as winds calm down through the evening.

Clear skies are on the horizon for Wednesday evening, just as fireworks begin lighting up the night sky. By 10 p.m., the temperature is forecast to dip to 17 C, so pack sweaters and blankets before heading out for the light show.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada is calling for clear, sunny skies and warmer temperatures for the rest of the week. Thursday's high is forecast to hit 23 C, while Friday will be a bit warmer at 24 C.

After some unsettled weather on Saturday, Sunday is looking to be a scorcher: sunny with a high of 28 C.

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