April 01, 2016 - 8:49 AM
KAMLOOPS - For the second day in a row we came within half a degree of setting a new record high temperature and we’ll get one more chance at it today before temperatures cool off just slightly over the weekend.
A high of 22.5 Celsius was recorded in Kamloops yesterday, March 31, just shy of the 23 C recorded by Environment Canada in 1991. The record high for April 1 is also 23 C and with a high of 25 C in the forecast we could be looking at a new record by the end of the day.
Temperatures will then cool off slightly Saturday, with a high of 20 C being forecast, and will continue to decline by a couple more degrees through to Monday. The normal seasonal high for this time of year is 14 C.
Overnight temperatures should also be above normal, with the weather office calling for lows of 5 C to 9 C over the weekend. The normal seasonal low if 1 C.
Along with above normal temperatures will be sunny skies today followed by increasing cloud Saturday with a 40 per cent chance of showers tomorrow afternoon. Sunday through Monday is expected to be cloudy.
The warm temperatures will also make their way to Sun Peaks, where a high of 10 C is expected today, followed by highs of 7 C on Saturday and 5 C on Sunday. Sun will grace each day, though the forecast calls for cloudy periods Saturday afternoon and cloud with sunny periods Sunday.
Record temperatures were set at about two dozen weather stations across B.C. again yesterday, though most were outside of the Southern Interior. At 18.2 C Blue River just barely set a new record and Vernon was just shy with a high of 20.8 C yesterday.
Watch for avalanche control on Highway 1 from Glacier National Park to the Alberta border this afternoon. Avalanche Canada has also issued a warning due to the warm temperatures making snowpacks unstable across Western Canada.
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