Rain is forecast, just in time for the weekend, in Okanagan, Kamloops | INFOnews


Much-needed rain is expected to fall in Kamloops and the Okanagan this weekend.

(STEVE ARSTAD / iNFOnews.ca)

April 22, 2021 – 12:00 PM

The sun and heat of the past few days are expected to subside over the weekend with wetter and cooler conditions for Kamloops and the Okanagan.

According to Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist, a weekend weather system should bring much needed humidity to the Thompson-Okanagan area.

“We expect the first rain this weekend from Friday night to Saturday, then a few showers on Sunday for the Thompson and Okanagan areas,” Lundquist said.

The meteorologist says between five and 15 millimeters of rain is expected in the valley floor, with 15 to 25 mm expected at higher elevations.

“Everyone should have some,” he says.

Things should dry out a bit to start next week, with a mix of sun and cloud, and temperatures among average to high teens.

Lundquist says it’s hard to say if this is the start of this year’s “high low season”, the normal late spring southern interior pattern of volatile weather that usually begins in May.

“It might be an early lucky piece, with more gradual flow into the week beyond, which means less precipitation than what we’re going to see on the weekend. We may have to wait until mid-May to get more humidity, ”he says.

Kamloops normal daily maximum and minimum for the end of April is 18 degrees Celsius and 4 degrees Celsius. It is normally 17 degrees Celsius and 3 degrees Celsius in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

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