Wednesday is the first day of summer and it looks like mother nature has taken note for the East Kootenay.
Environment Canada’s Cindy Yu says there’s a chance our region experiences a slightly warmer than normal season this year.However, Yu suggests summer is definitely coming in hot over the next five days.
She explains a warming trend is appearing into the weekend as there is a weak ridge setting up over southern BC which will bring plenty of sunny skies and temperatures should be anywhere between two to five degrees above normal.
Yu says it could reach 30 degrees by Sunday.
The East Kootenay saw a wetter than normal spring.
Over 117 mm of precripitation fell in Cranbrook from March through May, compared to the average of 94 mm over that time.
24.2 mm has already come down in June which normally sees upwards of 63 mm.
Yu says so it has been a dryer month in lower elevations but there’s little concern for draught or dry conditions in the region later on in the summer.
– Environment Canada Meteorologist Cindy Yu