Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the East Kootenay with temperatures expected to reach the low to mid 30 degrees over the next couple days.
A strong upper ridge of high pressure building over the province will result in a brief heat wave over the region.
Temperatures will peak this Sunday and next Monday.
Environment Canada expects a few temperature records will likely be broken.
Conditions should begin to moderate on Tuesday as the upper ridge of high pressure weakens.
The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some
Drink plenty of water even before you feel thirsty and stay in a cool place.