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Expect Okanagan heat wave to continue into mid week

The waterfront of Kaleden's Pioneer Park was busy yesterday, Aug.16, 2020 as temperatures shot up into the upper 30s Celsius in the Okanagan.
August 17, 2020 - 8:01 AM

Following a sweltering weekend in the Okanagan, temperatures are expected to begin easing slightly today, with a possibility of showers by the end of the week.

The next three days should continue to be sunny and hot, however, as a heat warning continues to be in effect today for the Okanagan.

Environment Canada says it should be sunny this morning before a mix of sun and cloud early in the afternoon along with a 30 per cent chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm.

Winds should become southwest at 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon, with a high of 35 C and a low of 16 C expected.

There’s a 30 per cent risk of showers overnight tonight along with a thunderstorm risk as well.

Tuesday should see more sun and a high of 34 C, with southwest winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the late afternoon.

A low of 15 C is expected Tuesday.

Wednesday’s high should reach 32 C, again under sunny skies.

Clouds are expected to begin rolling in on Thursday with an expected high of 26 C, followed by an overnight low of 15 C.

Showers are expected Friday, along with a high of 22 C. There is a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight with a low of 15 C.

The weekend is looking seasonal at this point, with a mix of sun and cloud and highs of 26 C and 27 C for Saturday and Sunday.

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