While we think it is still a bit early to fully determine this weekends weather forecast, it does come with a reminder for those adventuring out and around water ways for the need to be cautious…
Temperatures are going to naturally heat up to the mid to high 20’s – low 30’s and that could quickly move the snowpack in the mountains to head down to their respective tributaries.
British Columbians need to be careful around the banks of all creeks and rivers, particularly around the Nechako, the Quesnel River and southern BC rivers and creeks.
So far the forecast does call for cool night time temperatures for the Central Interior and Cariboo region so this information piece should NOT be considered a heatwave because the morning temperatures are too low. However, it is advised during the daytime to monitor the temperature inside your home and do check on loved ones who find the summer time heat to be extreme. Remember that quite a few seniors do not rely on technology of today so please check on them physically.
Below is information provided by Environment Canada.
Daytime highs rising into the low to mid 30’s with overnight lows down to the mid-teens.
The BC Interior will experience its first stretch of warmer than average temperatures beginning this weekend. On Saturday, temperatures will reach into the upper 20’s. For the remainder of the weekend and early next week, temperatures will rise into the low to mid 30’s. Overnight lows will fall to the mid-teens.
With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses increase.
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.