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More scorching weather on the way in Southern Interior

August 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It’s going to get hot enough in the Southern Interior this week for Environment Canada to issue a warning about the climbing temperatures.

Forecasters have issued a heat warning for the South Thompson including Kamloops, and the Okanagan including Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton as daytime temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 35 Celsius today, Aug. 7.

Meteorologists say a strengthening ridge of high pressure is drawing hot air up from the western U.S. and that will push high temperatures into the mid-30s for the next few days with highs of 40 C possible on Thursday.

Plus it’s not going to cool off much overnight, with lows in the upper teens to around 20 C forecast for the Thompson Okanagan region.

Environment Canada says cooling is expected on Friday.

Along with the heat warning comes an advisory about wildfire smoke that has been pretty much a constant so far this summer.

For the latest weather warnings, watches and special weather statements check out Environment Canada's website here.

For the latest information on air quality go here.

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