Happy Canada Day !
Upper Ridge that is providing clear skies and warm temps for Southern BC this Canada Day weekend, will also contribute to the possibility of Severe Thunderstorm development this afternoon for the North East. Areas to the south of the ridge, through the Southern Interior, will see sunny skies with the potential for record breaking high temperatures this afternoon. You'll need your sunscreen, water and hat.
Directly along the ridge (see satellite image) through the Central Interior, upper winds will aid in the development of Thunderstorms this afternoon. These storms will have the potential for large hail, sudden downpours and gusty surface winds. Severe Thunderstorm Watches are in place from Fort Nelson south to the Cariboo.