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Chance of severe thunderstorms over Kamloops, Okanagan this weekend

July 31, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Just as you're getting used to the intense heat of summer, Thunderstorms are threatening to loom over Kamloops and the Okanagan this long weekend.

“A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the southern interior of British Columbia leading to hot conditions,” according to Environment Canada's weather statement.

There’s a chance as the ridge breaks down that the Interior could see severe thunderstorms later Friday afternoon or evening, or on Monday, said Doug Lundquist, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

“So one of the two ends of the long weekend,” he said.

Temperatures throughout the region are expected to reach daytime highs between 37 and 38 C, even up to 39 C in Kamloops.

A heat warning remains in effect for the Okanagan Valley, Shuswap and North Thompson, and while no records have been broken, temperatures might reach record breakers either today, July 30 or tomorrow, July 31, Lundquist said.

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