July 10, 2013 - 11:14 AM
KAMLOOPS – Cooler weather is here, but don't worry, there will be a chance to enjoy the beach, pools and water parks as plenty of sunshine and heat is still expected for Kamloops.
After sweating it out during the first 10 days of July with the mercury hitting above the 30 C mark eight of those days, the city will get a chance to cool down as a new system brings high winds, lower temperatures and possible rain.
Environment Canada was expecting a high of only 27 C yesterday but that forecast quickly fell as the city reached 31 C by just after 1 p.m. The weather bureau says highs are expected to reach 23 C today, five degrees below the normal of 28 C. Clouds moved in with winds of up to 50 km/h yesterday cooling down the city significantly and bringing with that cooler weather a 30 per cent chance of showers over the day with a risk of a thunderstorm, down from a 60 per cent chance being forecast yesterday.
Temperatures will warm up a bit Friday through Monday as highs of between 26 C and 29 C are expected before again soaring to the mid 30s Tuesday and Wednesday. Those above normal temperatures are expected to stay above 30 C for much of the week.
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This story was updated 9:10 a.m. July 11, 2013 with current forecast information.
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