Heat, rain in forecast

A mix of heat and rain is expected this week.

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Have both your sunscreen and umbrella on standby, we are expecting two more days of high heat but then we are heading to below normal temperatures and rain later in the week.

Monday we are looking at temperatures of 34 to 36 Celsius across the region and while Tuesday's temperatures for most of the region will remain high, Penticton will take a slight dip to 31 C. Though these temperatures are quite a bit above the seasonal normals of 27-28 C they will not likely get anywhere near the record highs of 36-39 C currently in place.

Tuesday also brings the beginning of the rain, with a 30 per cent chance for the entire region.

Wednesday Vernon and Kelowna will join Penticton at cooler temperatures, 24 C, and a 70 per cent chance of rain before a slight reprieve of a dry and 29 C on Thursday. Kamloops will have slightly above normal temperatures through Thursday along with the 70 per cent chance of showers on Wednesday.

On Friday, when rain is expected to hit the entire region, Kamloops will see temperatures dip just below normal to 27 C while Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton areas can expect to see temperatures fall to 23 C.

A smoky sky advisory remains in place for much of the Southern Interior today. The entire region is expected to remain at a four or five on the air quality scale, which is considered moderate, though readings for the Central and South Okanagan as well as Kamloops were not available Monday morning.

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