Temperatures hovering close to the 30-degree mark will be hitting the region this long weekend.
Matt MacDonald, a Meteorologist with Environment Canada says we can thank a ridge of high air pressure that sits off the coast of California most of the year and moves into Southern BC during this time of year for those higher than normal temperatures.
“We saw a bit of a break last week as a trough moved on through but the ridge is back and so are the high temperatures.”
“Those temperatures will last into the beginning of next week till about Tuesday where we’ll see yet another trough swing through giving rise to showers and cooler temperatures.”
MacDonald says given that the end of July/beginning of August is typically the hottest period of the year, it will be difficult to break records.
Normal highs for this time of year are 25 degrees with a low of 10.
Long weekend temperature records for the Cariboo currently sit with 100 Mile House Area at 36.0 degrees in 2003 and Quesnel at 36.4 also in 2003.
Williams Lake reached 34.4 degrees back in 1971.