June 17, 2016 - 8:41 AM
OKANAGAN - Cloudy skies and rain is expected over the next few days but by early next week temperatures are expected to be back above seasonal normals along with lots of sunshine.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of 23 Celsius throughout the valley today, June 17, with temperatures expected to reach just 17 C to 18 C Saturday. Sunday will be just slightly warmer, with a high of 20 C expected but the above-normal temperatures should begin Monday with highs of 27 C to 32 C currently forecast for the official start of summer next week.
The seasonal normal high temperatures for this time of year is 24 C in the Okanagan.
Overnight lows are also expected to remain just below the seasonal normal of 11 C this weekend, with lows of 6 C to 10 C in the forecast.
The entire region can expect mainly sunshine today and winds are expected to gust up to 40 kilometres per hour in the South Okanagan as well. Saturday showers are expected during the day and overnight, with 10 millimetres expected in the Penticton area. Sunday will also bring a chance of showers before the sun fully returns Monday.
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