It was another record-breaking day for two Cariboo communities..mostly likely the last of the season.
“Yesterday the Williams Lake area got up to 20.8 degrees and the previous record was 20 degrees back in 1974,” Derek Lee, Meteorologist with Environment Canada said, “the Quesnel area also got up to a high of 20.8 degrees yesterday and the old record was 20.3 back in 2014.”
Lee added that looking ahead as we get into the weekend temperatures will begin cooling 2 to 3 degrees below average for this time of the year.
“There is a chance of showers tonight (October 19) for the Cariboo, tomorrow the sun may return briefly and on Friday another system will sweep in,” Lee said, “as we get into the weekend temperatures will begin cooling 2 to 3 degrees below average for this time of the year. Sunday night temperatures may be cool enough to bring rain or flurries into the forecast and will continue into Monday morning.”
Lee noted that the air quality will improve tomorrow in the Cariboo as a westerly flow from the Pacific brings in cleaner air and precipitation.