Heat coming your way this weekend

Heat and sun are coming our way this weekend.

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — Get your sunscreen ready: the cool, wet week has a reprieve in store for us with higher temperatures for a water park or beach this weekend.

Today highs will reach near normals of 21 C to 23 C across the region with a 30-40 per cent chance of thundershowers or storms this afternoon and evening but Saturday things will begin to heat up as the sun stays out and temperatures reach 26 C across the region.

In Penticton highs of 25 C to 28 C through Wednesday will easily beat the normal temperatures for this time of year and with temperatures in the range of 24 C to 28 C Kelowna will not be far behind.

Vernon will see much the same temperatures as Kelowna while Kamloops, which is typically a couple degrees warmer at this time of year, is expected to be a degree or two warmer on most days.

Many city water parks are already open throughout the region with Kamloops water parks, including the wading pool at Prince Charles Park, opening for the season on Saturday.

Those looking to the head to the beach should be cautious. Waters are high throughout the region and beaches in Kamloops are currently under water though the swollen Thompson River has slowly begun to recede. High river levels also mean boaters should be exra vigilent while out on the water, low clearance at bridges and floating debris can be dangerous.

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

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