August 28, 2014 - 7:33 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - It was the last hot day of August Wednesday with temperatures soaring into the 30s across the region, and while several cities closed in on record highs only Vernon hit the mark.
Yesterday Vernon hit 33.5 Celsius, hot enough to tie the record set in 1986, and Kelowna also came close but couldn’t quite surpass the 33.9 C temperature recorded in 2011. Penticton reached 32.8 C Wednesday, 1.4 C below the 2011 record, and while Kamloops hit 31.7 C yesterday it was still well below the 35 C record first set back in 1933.
Today will be much cooler with temperatures settling in around the 23-24 C mark and a 60 per cent chance of showers. Today also brings a risk of a thunderstorm once again before tapering off to a 40 per cent chance of showers across the region on Friday.
The long weekend will continue to see cooler temperatures in the range of 20-24 C along with cloudy skies and in Kamloops a 30 per cent chance of showers both Saturday and Monday. In the Okanagan part of the region rain is expected Sunday.
Normal temperatures at this time of year vary from 24 C in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon to 26 C in Kamloops.
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