Here comes the sun
Environment Canada today issued a special weather statement covering the entire East Kootenay, noting the first hot stretch of the summer is coming.
“The BC Interior will experience its first stretch of warmer than average temperatures beginning this weekend. On Saturday, temperatures will reach into the upper 20s. For the remainder of the weekend and early next week, temperatures will rise into the low to mid 30s. Overnight lows will fall to the mid-teens,” Environment Canada stated.
Freezing levels rise throughout this event and will lead to an increase in snowmelt and snowpack instability. Increased stream flows due to run-off are possible.
Temperatures are expected to return to near-normal values by the middle of next week as a cooler, unsettled airmass pushes onshore.
With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses increase.