07/17/2015 04:27 EDT | Updated 07/16/2016 05:59 EDT

Wagstaffe's Weather Friday: Warm today, hot weekend ahead

After a cooler Thursday, temperatures are heating up today. Our mix of sun and cloudy skies will clear up for a clear and warm afternoon — 24 degrees for YVR, 29 degrees inland. We will keep the breeze by the water.

As our ridge of high pressure builds off the West Coast, temperatures will continue to climb through the weekend, getting into the low 30s for Saturday and Sunday.

With northwesterly winds kicking in, and sinking air helping to trap lower air in place, it could be a smokey weekend from Pemberton all the way down to Vancouver.