Rain, thunderstorms to kick off Okanagan weekend

Sailboats take to the water in Penticton this week.

OKANAGAN - This weekend will look a lot different than the last one, when we sat under 30-degree heat all weekend.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of just 14 Celsius in Vernon today, June 10, along with a high of 16 C in Kelowna and 18 C in Penticton, all well below the seasonal normal high of 23 C normally seen in the Okanagan at this time of year. Tomorrow is expected to be slightly warmer, with highs of 17 C to 19 C expected throughout the region, followed by a high of 23 C Sunday.

Overnight lows are also expected to be below the seasonal normal low temperature of 11 C, with lows of 7 C to 10 C expected throughout the weekend.

Up to 15 millimetres of rain is expected to fall throughout the valley today, along with a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The chance of rain continues Saturday, followed by a mix of sun and cloud Sunday. A chance of showers starts up again early next week.

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