Kamloops under severe thunderstorm watch today, but sunny weekend ahead

KAMLOOPS - It’s going to be a sunny weekend in Kamloops, but we’ve got to go through thundershowers first.

Today, May 4, there’ll be a bit of everything, according to Environment Canada, including a severe thunderstorm watch. The day is starting off mainly sunny, but clouds are rolling in in the afternoon and Environment Canada has issued a watch about the risk of thundershowers in the late afternoon.

The sever thunderstorm watch includes the South and North Thompson and Nicola regions. Thundershowers are possible during the late afternoon, evening and overnight with 10 to 15 mm of rain falling tonight and potentially hail. Riverbanks may be unsafe, the watch states. The B.C. River Forecast Centre will be keeping an eye on things and issueing advisories and warnings if necessary.

A high of 26 Celsius is predicted for the day and a low of 13 C is expected this evening.

Tomorrow the clouds will be sticking around with a 70 per cent chance of showers in the morning and risk of thundershowers, though that’s going to lessen over the day. It's going to be a cooler day with a high of 18 C. Things will calm down overnight with clouds and a low of 7.

Things will begin to brighten Saturday, with a high of 18 and a mix of sun and cloud. It will clear up at night with a low of 9 C.

Sunday it will continue to get sunnier, with a high of 21. Overnight it’ll be clear again, with a low of 8.

Next week is looking nice with a mix of sun and clouds an highs in the mid-20s predicted so far.

Normally for this time of year Kamloops has highs of 20 C and lows of 6 C.

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