August 14, 2015 - 8:33 AM
KAMLOOPS - Temperatures are set to cool down and we can expect to see heavy rain and possibly severe thunderstorms over the next couple of days.
Environment Canada is calling for thunderstorms over the region Friday and Saturday, along with up to 20 millimetres of rain overnight tonight, Aug. 14, and says conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms in the Okanagan and Nicola regions. These storms, moving up from Washington state, could bring strong wind, large hail and heavy rain.
With the drought conditions meteorologists also warn heavy rain will not be able to properly be absorbed and could lead to flash flooding. In general 20 to 30 mm of rain is expected through the Okanagan, Thompson and Shuswap regions, with up to 40 mm locally under thunderstorms. Rain at rates of more than 15 mm per hour could fall.
A high of 30 Celsius is expected today, along with increasing cloudiness and a chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm during the day. Overnight rain will fall heavily, with 10 to 20 mm expected just overnight, and then a risk of showers and thunderstorms, along with a high of just 23 C, on Saturday.
The sun is expected to come out on Sunday and temperatures will come close to seasonal normals of 28 C before cooling off again Monday.
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