Mix of sun and showers for the weekend in Kamloops

FILE PHOTO: A cloudy view of the Thompson River.

KAMLOOPS - Some cooler weather is coming in after a few hot days.

Today, June 8, there’s a risk of thunderstorms in the Kamloops area, according to Environment Canada, with a 60 per cent chance of showers and high of 22 Celsius. This afternoon, wind is expected to arrive as well, with gusts up to 60 km/h. Tonight the risk of thunderstorms will disappear but the 60 per cent chance of showers and wind is forecast to remain with a low of 10 C.

Tomorrow is expected to be a cooler day, with a high of 18 C predicted along with a mix of sun and clouds. There’s a 30 per cent chance of showers as well. In the evening it’ll drop to 10 C again, with cloudy periods and a 30 per cent chance of showers.

The weekend is looking a little more pleasant, with a mix of sun and cloud and highs of 20 C on Saturday predicted. In the evening it’s expected to reach a low of 13 C with a 40 per cent chance of showers again.

Sunday it should clear up a bit, with a mix of sun and clouds forecast and a high of 22 C. In the evening there’s a 30 per cent chance of showers again as clouds roll in.

Next week looks similar to the weekend right now with a mix of cloud, sun and showers. Highs are forecast to be in the low 20s.

This weekend is right around what is normal for this time of year, when temperatures hit between 24 C as a high and 11 C as a low.

Right now there is a severe thunderstorm watch out for many parts of the interior, though not Kamloops. The North Thompson, Shuswap and North Okanagan have all had watches issued, along with regions farther north and east.

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