Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for unseasonably hot, dry conditions to begin this weekend. The highest temperatures are expected from Sunday through Wednesday.
These conditions extend from B.C. across Alberta and into Saskatchewan.
Daytime highs are expected to be in the high 20s to low 30s. Overnight and early morning lows are expected to be in the low teens.
These daytime highs will be 10 to 15 degrees Celsius above seasonal values.
The wind is expected to come from the south ranging from 10-30 km/h.
The federal forecaster advises that with elevated temperatures, the risk of heat related illnesses will increase.