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Environment Canada; April showers in the forecast

April showers are bringing some early flowers to bloom in Kamloops.
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April 10, 2013 - 4:26 PM

It's cold, it's hot, it's cold again - if you're not happy with the weather in Kamloops, wait 15 minutes.

The weather has been all over the map lately, but Environment Canada is calling for some of the spring weather Kamloops residents are familiar with in the next few days.

Environment Canada is calling for clouds and 60 per cent chance of rain overnight and into tomorrow with temperatures hovering at a high of around 12 C both days.

More grey skies are expected Friday with a low of minus 1 C and a high of 9 C.

While it's early to tell, April has shown a timid 1.2 mm of rain in the latest Environment Canada readings from yesterday about a third into the month.

Light rain has been sprinkling on and off today, and speculation based on data from previous years, reveals that Kamloopsians can expect more of the wet stuff.

April usually sees an average of 14.4 mm rainfall each year - a lot of ground to make up when looking at the measly 1.2 mm we've see thus far.

It's significantly low when you look at last year's readings.

Kamloops soaked up 25.4 mm of rain last April, almost twice the average and substantially higher than the 11.6 mm it received in April 2011 and the 13 mm it received in 2010.

Despite immediately rainy forecasts, those who prefer sunnier ones can, as previously mentioned, wait it out.

The end of the week is expected to clear up, with Environment Canada calling for a mix of sun and cloud throughout the weekend.

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