Rain and thunderstorms follow another day of record heat in the Okanagan

A peaceful kayak on Okanagan Lake, north of Summerland looking north to Peachland, in record-breaking temperatures this week.
Image Credit: Michele Woitzik

OKANAGAN - It was another record day for several communities in the Okanagan, but much of the region should brace for a chance of showers and thunderstorms today.

With a high of 27.7 Celsius yesterday, April 21, Kelowna once again set a new record high temperature for the fourth day in a row, easily beating the previous record of 25 C recorded in 1991. Penticton, at 27.1 C, also set a new record, squeezing by a nearly 100-year-old record by less than half a degree. 

Today temperatures are expected to cool down slightly, with highs of 20 C or 21 C forecast through the region along with a chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm today. Saturday is expected to be just a bit cooler with another chance of showers while Sunday a high of just 13 C is expected along with showers.

The normal seasonal high for this time of year is 16 C throughout the valley.

Overnight lows of 9 C to 11 C are expected tonight and Saturday night while Sunday night temperatures are expected to drop to below the seasonal normal low of 5 C to 3 C.

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