It's Monday...Pitter Patter Let's Get At'er
The hot, dry weather continued for the Southern Interior over the weekend. Both Osoyoos & Ashcroft reached 36.4C Sunday and earned status as the hottest place in all of Canada. For all intents and purposes, the sunshine, warm temperatures and dry conditions (be wildfire conscious) will continue this week for the central & southern interior. The exception today, will be in the SE where a weak upper wave, will most likely kick up some Thunderstorms this afternoon in a line from Kamloops SE to Cranbrook.
Further North is a different story...A weekend plagued by a slow moving Upper Low and accompanying Surface Trough, brought thunderstorms and heavy rain to the far North East. Heavy rain from last night (total accumulations will be in the 40-50mm range) will ease today, but with abundant surface moisture present, expect afternoon Convective Thunderstorms to develop once again.
As always for the many regions in the Central and Southern Interior that have been experiencing a stretch of dry/hot weather, be mindful of open flame and sparks; close to half of all wildfires are caused by humans. Report wildfires immediately by calling Toll-Free 1‑800‑663‑5555 or *5555 on your cell phone.