April 30, 2014 - 4:23 PM
KAMLOOPS — The first day of May might bring record high temperatures to Kamloops if Environment Canada meteorologists are correct in predicting a high of 30 C on Thursday.
Doug Lundquist of the weather office notes the record high is 30.5 C, set in 1980, could be reached on Thursday though he is unsure if we will surpass the high at this point. His biggest concern is with the intense heat followed by several more days of rain and what that could do to the creaks and streams in the area.
“Snow packs are starting to go (and) that could affect streamflow,” Lundquist notes. “We do need sun too, but we need proper balance.”
He says a ridge of colder weather will move over Kamloops heading into the weekend and will bring cooler temperatures, cloud cover and rain.
“Usually mid-May to early July we see unsettled weather, it’s typical for this time of year,” he says of the high of only 11 C and rain expected on Saturday.
The temperature may not drop that low that quickly though, it depends on when the ridge comes through.
Lundquist adds it’s better to be prepared and now is a good time to clean out culverts and ditches to make sure snowpack melt and heavy rains will not cause flooding.
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