August 22, 2013 - 11:31 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is only one month (or four weeks, or 31 days) left of this summer. Being the nurturer she is, Mother Nature is offering us one more glimpse of the glorious weather the Thompson-Okanagan is known for before reminding us school begins in just over a week and ski season is just around the corner.
Temperatures will reach into the mid 30s this afternoon, and several communities could break records today. Vernon boasts a record high of 31.1 C, set in 1991, and is expected to reach 33 C today while Salmon Arm is expected to reach somewhere right around the record high of 31.8 C.
But by tomorrow the entire region is expected to peak in the mid 20s with high probability of rain throughout the day. The cooler temperatures will continue throughout the rest of the week and most of the weekend should be without rain, though Monday again brings a chance of the wet stuff.
The rain is welcome by many as the region continues to struggle with very little precipitation and many wildfires. Penticton received less than a millimetre of rain in July and has seen only 12 mm of rain so far this month. While Kelowna received more last month the city has also had only 13 mm since the beginning of July. Vernon and Kamloops have been even drier, with less than 5 mm falling in Vernon this summer and just over 7 mm in Kamloops.
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