Rain and thunderstorms in the weekend forecast

FILE PHOTO - Skaha Lake

OKANAGAN - Dust off the board games, grab a good book and curl up next to a window to watch the show, because rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast for this weekend in the Okanagan.

It's a mixed bag for today, July 8, with Environment Canada predicting clouds and showers with some sunny breaks and a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The mercury won't climb much past 22 Celsius in Kelowna and Vernon, and 24 C in Penticton.

Forecasters are calling for a 70 per cent chance of showers on Saturday with the risk of thunderstorms and brisk winds in the afternoon along with a high of 21 C for Penticton. Kelowna and Vernon are expected to have highs of around 22 C with showers and a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Rain all around on Sunday in the Okanagan with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a high of about 20 C.

Be prepared for a rainy start to the week. The forecast is calling for clouds and shower right through until Wednesday. On Thursday, it will dry out a bit with a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 26 C.

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