(Story by Brendan Pawliw)
A splash of rain is coming to the Cariboo region today.
“That will bring anywhere from 5 to 10 millimeters of a rain for the Cariboo region and upwards of 5 mm for the southern interior. Because we’ve seen most of the weather system traveling through the northern part of the region the south has been really dry but today is certainly the opposite,” says Cindy Yu, a meteorologist with Environment Canada. “We’ve been looking for any kind of precipitation for the region for a while now – not only are we having a cooler temperature today and the measurable amount of precipitation the wind is not too bad we are seeing some southwesterly winds set up at this morning but as the low moves across a region we should see a brief kind of a wind change.”
However, the wet weather will be short-lived Yu says. “This is really a one-day event, this trough of low pressure will move into Alberta tomorrow so the southern part will dry up again.”
The reprieve from the hot and dry conditions is long overdue. “This is actually the first day where we could see measurable amounts of precipitation for places like Chilcotin, 100 Mile House, and the South Thompson.”
Overnight lows in places like 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will range from 9 to 14 degrees Celsius and could come with some rain starting this weekend and could extend into the middle of next week.