Reaching 37.8C yesterday, both Ashcroft and Warfield won the warmest place in Canada contest. Today however, marks the beginning of shift away from the extremely hot temperatures; that transition will be ushered in by some gusty winds.
The Upper Ridge that has been the "dome of confidence" over most of central and southern BC this week will flatten out later today, opening the door for a trough of cooler air to slide in behind from the NW.
Once again, the risk exists for Thunderstorms in the NE this afternoon. While the South should stay dry, the passing of the Cold front ( division between warmer air moving E and cooler air moving in from the NW) will cause winds to pick up later this afternoon and an increase in cloud.
As always, strong winds will increase the Wildfire Risk for the sun dried interior, but slightly cooler temperatures will follow for the weekend.