It’s not the weather forecast that fire fighters or those evacuated from their homes in the Cariboo want to hear.
Cindy Yu, an Environmentalist with Environment Canada, says while there is a 40 percent chance of showers in the forecast for tomorrow it will potentially come with lightning and wind…
“Definitely. With a trough of low pressure moving in comes the instability with that air mass so there is a chance that we may see risks of thundershowers in across the northern part of BC and of course Williams Lake and north will be included in that. And with that we are also expecting some wind. Of course with every thunderstorm we can expect some wind gusts around these afternoon thunderstorms and showers.”
Yu says looking to Friday and into the weekend the hot weather, the upper 20’s and even into the 30’s is expected to return.
Plus she says there is no significant precipitation in the next 5 to 7 days.
Evacuation Orders were issued Monday for Chezacut Alexis Creek to West Fraser Road, and also Kleena Kleene.
“At this point, we cannot confirm any structural losses. We are collecting details, but our first priority is public and responder safety,” said the Cariboo Regional District on Monday. “Once it is safe to go into the area to determine accurate information, we will make every effort to contact the owners prior to providing information to the public.”