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Fort McMurray breaks record

Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 5:18 am MST

Fort McMurray has broken a record, this one being in the weather category.

On February 17, 2002 the forecast was 10.7 degrees. Today, February 17,2017 according to Environment Canada, our high reached 11.1 degrees.

The average temperature this time of year is a high of minus 7.1 while the low dips to around minus 19.5 degrees celsius.

As we head into the weekend, the temperatures are expected to dip below the freezing mark, but the trend of nicer than normal temperatures is expected to stay right through mid-week next week.