07/24/2013 05:59 EDT | Updated 09/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Humid few days for Metro Vancouver

Humid conditions and sunshine will continue in the forecast through Thursday, due to a high-pressure ridge in the upper atmosphere keeping southern B.C. dry, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Afternoon temperatures will get into the mid-20s for Metro Vancouver and the mid-30s for the Interior. Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will feel unusually sticky again Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a spinning low-pressure system off the northwest coast will usher in slightly cooler temperatures and a break from the humidity for the weekend. This looks set to bring just a few more clouds, rather than showers, to the mix.

Seven more days to go and Vancouver will have beaten the record for the driest July ever, previously set in 1985. Meanwhile, the fire risk continues to escalate.

Catch the full forecast on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6.