Fireworks will light up the sky, Canadian flags will wave proudly, and there will be some mediocre weather.

Meteorologist Terri Lang with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is guiding us through the weather for the long weekend in Portage la Prairie.

She says an unsettled weather pattern will continue Friday evening with thundershowers and colder temperatures in the forecast.

"So, anybody setting up a tent Friday might not have a good time with that," she joked. "We are expecting some clear on Saturday, temperatures, though continuing below average high temperatures on Saturday, probably only close to 18°. It's a little bit better for Sunday, with sunny skies to start the day and highs around 22°. However, we expect a weather system to move in probably late in the day, maybe into the evening overnight. And that will sort of continue into Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures continuing to stay below average."

Lang says that based on stats from the last 30 years, the daytime high should be around 26°, a temperature we are not expected to get close to this weekend.