FORECASTERS: Charlie Hebert-Pinard and Selina Mitchell
SYNOPTIC OVERVIEW: Currently the atmosphere is fairly stable and there is little moisture in the air. There is a gentle upper ridge spanning the province of British Columbia that will divert major systems from the province. However, there are subtle systems embedded in this ridge and they will give rise to convective precipitation including in areas around the Elk Valley. There is a stationary front just slightly to the north of our study area that will give rise to precipitation, but it is unlikely to affect us. There is currently a lot of smoke in the region.