More heat on the way

Temperatures could rise to 34 C this afternoon and climb to 37 C by Wednesday.

The week began with a cool reprieve from the weekend scorcher.

But more hot days are on the way this week in Greater Trail, according to Ron Lakeman.

A small system from the coast of Oregon brought thunderstorms and a dip in temperature for the Greater Trail area early Monday morning, explained the local forecaster.

General air mass characteristics are still of a very warm dry atmosphere, he continued saying that temperatures could rise to 34 C this afternoon and climb to 37 C by Wednesday.

“This system will be out of the picture later tonight (Monday) with high pressure back in tomorrow and a return to sunny and very warm or hot weather,” said Lakeman from his office in Castlegar’s Southeast Fire Centre.

Usual temperatures this time of year are around 27 C, and with another break in the weather pattern expected Friday, more thundershowers and a cooling trend is predicted for the weekend.

“There’s a slight chance that high pressure will rebuild a week from now,” Lakeman said. “And we could be in for another hot dry period toward the end of July.”

Although temperatures in Greater Trail felt cooking hot over the weekend, no records were broken locally.

Lakeman said the area’s warmest temperature was 36.7 C, which didn’t near the record high 39 C heatwave from July 12 to July 14 in 2007.

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