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Cool, wet week in store for Kamloops

Cool, wet weather in the forecast this week could help fire crews get a handle on the wildfires raging across the region.
August 31, 2015 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - The mercury has dropped and rain is expected to fall as summer break wraps up this week.

With Environment Canada calling for high temperatures to reach 17 to 19 Celsius all week, you can expect temperatures to remain quite a bit below seasonal normals of 25 C for a high and 11 C for a low.

The weather office is calling for a high of 19 C today, Aug. 31, and Tuesday, with temperatures expected to drop just slightly the rest of the week. Overnight lows will be around seasonal normals at the beginning of the week but will drop to 8 C by the end of the week.

Along with the cooler temperatures at least a chance of rain is expected throughout the week, beginning with a 40 per cent chance of showers today. Strong winds, gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour, are expected today as well.

The smoky skies advisory in place since southerly winds pushed smoke from wildfires south of the border into the region was ended by Environment Canada this afternoon. The the air quality health index is expected to only peak at a low level of two in Kamloops today.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 12:35 p.m., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 to indicate the air quality advisory had been ended by Environment Canada.

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