July 25, 2014 - 8:03 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - This week brought stormy skies but next week will once again bring the heat as temperatures are set to soar into the mid-30s.
“The good news is it’s over,” Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist says of the heavy rains and thunderstorms that passed through this week. “And then the ridge builds next week and we’re back into the mid- to high-30s again. It might be a really glorious week.”
Temperatures will remain cooler with a chance of rain throughout the region today before heading back up to near-normal temperatures of 26-28 Celsius on Saturday and then 30 C on Sunday. By Tuesday we should be seeing temperatures of 33 C across the Interior and then by Thursday it could reach as high as 35 C.
“It is the hottest time of year, the last half of July and first half of August,” Lundquist notes. “The last day of July and first day of August is the peak.”
We should enjoy the hot weather while it lasts. Lundquist says there is less certainty looking towards the end of August.
“It doesn’t look as hot. (The hot temperatures) may not last as long or be as intense (as the last heat wave,)” he adds.
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