Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of the “first hot stretch of summer” for parts of the B.C. Interior, including the Pine Pass and Williston regions.
Environment Canada says daytime highs will rise into the low to mid 30s, with overnight lows down to the mid-teens, starting Saturday and lasting to early next week.
“With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses increase,” Environment Canada says. “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.”
Environment Canada adds temperatures “are expected to return to near-normal by the middle of next week as a cooler, unsettled air mass pushes onshore.”
Looking at the current weekend forecast for Fort St. John, Environment Canada is predicting highs of 24 degrees and sun on Saturday, and 22 degrees with a 40% chance of showers on Sunday.
The forecast is currently calling for daytime highs of 21 degrees on Monday and Tuesday under a mix of sun and clouds.
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