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Rains expected this week in Kamloops which should help wildfire crews

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September 04, 2017 - 2:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - This week rainy weather is expected to finally return to the Tournament Capital.

Thursday and Friday there is a  60 per cent chance of showers along with cooler temperatures, according to Environment Canada.

Until then, however, Kamloops is likely to remain mainly sunny with temperatures in the low 30s.

Today, Sept. 4, is expected to be sunny with local smoke which is expected remain until tomorrow. The high today is expected to reach 33 C. Overnight, the temperature is predicted to fall to 16 C. Wildfire smoke has caused the special air quality statement to continue for Kamloops and the South Thompson.

Tomorrow's forecast will bring more sun, however, there will be a mix of sun and cloud in the morning. A high of 34 C is expected and the smoke is predicted to stay in the Tournament Capital. In the evening temperatures are likely to drop to 18 C.

The sunshine continues Wednesday with a high of 36 C.

Wildfire crews should receive some help on Thursday and Friday because there is rain in the forecast.

Environment Canada predicts some clouds to move into Kamloops on Thursday. The day is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 33 C. In the evening, the clouds are predicted to move in. Along with the clouds, there is a 60 per cent chance of showers. The rain and clouds are expected to linger, Friday's forecast calls for more clouds with 60 per cent chance of showers. Lower temperatures will accompany the rainy forecast because the weather office predicts a high of 24 C.

The clouds are expected to stay, however, Environment Canada does not predict the rain to remain Friday evening or over the weekend.

The weekend is expected to be a mix of sun and cloud, according to the weather office. Temperatures are likely to around 27 C.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of 24 C and lows of 10 C.


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