It’s shaping up to be a drier than normal summer.

That’s according to Environment Canada Warning Preparedness Meteorologist Geoff Coulson who says while it’s hard to say exactly what’s going to happen several systems are pointing to conditions over the next month being similar to what we saw in May.

That means there will be long stretches where we don’t see much precipitation.

What we do see as far as rain goes, Coulson says, will be spotty.

“We’ll see an organized area of showers and thunderstorms go through and again that may give some larger local accumulations but not necessarily a wide spread rainfall.”

Coulson adds we could see warm weather like what we’ve experienced lately repeat itself several times as we get into mid-July.