Mother nature might melt the record books with a sunny and hot week set for the East Kootenay.
Environment Canada forecasts a gradual rise in temperatures from a high of 31 degrees Tuesday up to a scorching 38 degrees in some areas by Saturday.
Meteorologist Cindy Yu explains a ridge of high pressure is building over the BC Interior.
Yu says daily maximums may be 10 degrees higher than normal for this time of year, and this could result in records being broken Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
She says that’s certainly extreme for early July and encourages everyone to stay hydrated in order to survive the heat.
Yu adds things should begin to cool off heading into next week with a possibility of showers as well.
– Environment Canada Cindy Yu