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Heat and more heat this week in Kamloops

FILE PHOTO- It looks like a great week to hang around your favourite swimming hole as temperatures are expected to soar into the mid 30s in Kamloops.
July 27, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Weather for the next few days in Kamloops can be summed up in one word – hot.

But will it be record breaking?

Environment Canada says there won’t be a day in the next seven where the daily high is less than 31 Celsius.

The city is also under a heat warning that is calling for a strong ridge of high pressure to dominate weather conditions over Kamloops at least until Friday.

Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon says Thursday's high could threaten existing high temperature records.

"High temperature records for this time of year are generally above 37 C, so Thursday's expected high of 38 C could potentially crack some records," Sekhon says.

A weather pattern change is expected Friday, which could potentially bring showers or thunderstorms to the area. Sekhon reminds residents to stay hydrated, stay cool and make sure pets and children aren't left in vehicles.

Today should be sunny with winds east at 20 km/h in the morning.

It’s going to be hot, with a high of 38 Celsius anticipated and a low overnight of 18 C.

Tuesday should see sunny conditions in the morning and a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon.

Tuesday’s high is expected to reach 34 C with a low of 17 C.

Midweek should see the hot weather continue with a high of 36 C under sunny skies. Wednesday’s low should dip to 17 C.

More sun is forecast for Thursday with a high of 38 C and a low of 21 C expected.

Temperatures should begin moderating on Friday, with a more sun and a high of 34 C expected.

A sun and cloud mix on Saturday and Sunday should be accompanied by highs of 32 C and 31 C respectively.

Kamloops normally experiences a high of 29 C and a low of 14 C in late July.

It’s hot on the prairies this week, too, with The Weather Network calling for the hottest temperatures of 2020 for the eastern prairies this week.

Calgary and Edmonton could reach highs of 31 C by Tuesday before possible thunderstorms return to the area.

In Ontario, the province’s current heat wave is expected to come to an end today as a cold front brings severe storm potential including torrential rain and hail

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