Cool, wet weather in Okanagan weekend forecast

The weekend weather forecast in the Okanagan may not be the greatest for activities on the water, but the cooler temperatures and rain should assist wildfire fighting efforts.

OKANAGAN - A big change is forecast for the weather in Okanagan as the weekend approaches.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist says Okanagan temperatures may reach 39 Celsius today, Aug. 9, although smoky skies may prevent that daytime high from being reached. A heat warning remains in effect for the valley.

Lundquist says it will be hot again tomorrow, with a high of around 35 C, before a cold front makes its way into the region tomorrow evening, bringing with it wind and possible showers and thundershowers.

“For the weekend we’re talking about much cooler weather with showers on Saturday, Saturday evening and lingering into Sunday,” he says.

The forecast calls for a high of 24 C on Saturday and a high of 21 C on Sunday. 

That’s below the normal daytime high temperature of around 27 C for the Okanagan at this time of year.

The forecast might not be the best for vacationers, but should assist wildfire firefighters.

Temperatures are expected to begin warming back up on Monday as a high pressure ridge builds once again over the region.


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