June 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM
OKANAGAN - We have a couple more days of below normal temperatures and rain before the heat envelopes the valley heading into Canada Day.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of just 17 Celsius to 18 C today, June 24, and then a high of 23 C to 24 C is expected Saturday. Sunday temperatures will rise above the seasonal normal high of 25 C, and is the last day of the month where the temperature is expected to remain below 30 C. Beginning Monday, and through the end of the month, temperatures in the 30s are expected. Wednesday is forecast to be the hottest day with a high of 34 C currently predicted.
Before we can get to the sunshine and heat expected to close out June, we will have to deal with a few more showers. The weather office is calling for showers dropping up to 20 millimetres of rain today in Penticton and 10 mm in Kelowna, along with a risk of thunderstorm throughout the valley. Saturday also brings a chance of showers before the sun returns for the rest of the month.
Overnight lows are expected to reach just below the seasonal normal low of 12 C most nights, with lows of 9 C to 12 C currently forecast over the weekend.
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