Showers are in the forecast for the Peace: Environment Canada

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Environment Canada has confirmed that some showers are on their way, to provide some much-needed relief from scorching hot temperatures promoting forest fires across the region.

Meteorologist Lisa Coldwells says clouds are expected to fill in tomorrow and showers could start by the afternoon. She says it will likely be raining by the weekend.

Coldwells says this region came out of an El Nino winter, and is now amidst an El Nino spring.

“For both March and April, temperatures have been above normal for these two months especially,” she said.

Coldwells could not predict how the showers to come will affect the wildfire fighting season, as many different things factor into it. But she says the showers that are expected to come up should help with firefighting efforts.