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A rainy week in the Okanagan should help wildfire crews

Near Enderby.
September 11, 2017 - 10:51 AM

OKANAGAN - Rain is in the forecast across the Okanagan this week which should help wildfire crews in the area.

People should plan for rainy weather tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday which will clear up this weekend, according to Environment Canada.

Until then, however, it is expected to be mainly sunny with temperatures in the high-20s.

Today, Sept. 11, Environment Canada is calling for mainly sunny skies across the Okanagan. Winds are likely in the afternoon with a high around 28 Celsius. Tonight is predicted to be clear with wind coming from the south this evening and a low 12 C.

Temperatures tomorrow will be around 22 C and forecasters state there is a 60 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon for Kelowna and Vernon. Penticton also has rain in the forecast, however, there is only a 40 per cent chance of showers in the afternoon. That night, however, there is a 70 per cent chance of showers across the Okanagan and a low of 9 C.

On Wednesday the chance of rain falls to 40 per cent and a high of 16 C and a low of 8 C across the Okanagan.

During the day, the chance of showers increases to 70 per cent with a high of 14 C. That night is predicted to have cloudy periods.

The weather office predicts a mix of sun and cloud with 40 per cent chance of showers on Friday. The rain is not expected to continue in the evening, however, cloudy periods are expected.

On Saturday and Sunday, a mix of sun and cloud is predicted.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of 21 C and lows of 7 C.

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