Sun and rain kick off summer in the Okanagan

OKANAGAN - Today is the first day of summer and Mother Nature may be raining on the fun.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 25 Celsius today, June 20, in the Vernon and Kelowna areas and 26 C in Penticton. Temperatures are expected to be just a bit warmer Tuesday and Wednesday before dropping off to highs of 19 C and 20 C Thursday and Friday. The normal seasonal high temperature for this time of year is 24 C throughout the valley.

Overnight lows are expected to hit 11 C tonight and tomorrow night. Wednesday night should remain warmer, with a low of just 15 C, though Thursday night is expected to dip to 9 C. The normal seasonal low for this time of year is 12 C.

We can expect a mix of sun and cloud to go along with the warmer temperatures today, in addition to a chance of showers. Tuesday is expected to bring a mix of sun and cloud in Vernon and Kelowna and mainly sunny skies in Penticton. Wednesday clouds are forecast to move in along with a chance of showers during the day. Showers are then expected to begin in earnest Wednesday evening and lasting through the end of the week.

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