No summer feel in Okanagan weekend weather forecast

A rainy and cool weekend is in store for residents of the Okanagan.
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OKANAGAN - Okanagan residents should prepare for a wet, cool weekend.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan says a large upper trough is extending its way through central B.C. today, Sept. 13, and it is expected to bring more rain and cool temperatures to the Okanagan through the weekend.

“It’s going to be dreary for this time of year. There won’t be that remnant summer feel to the weather this weekend,” Castellan says.

The forecast calls for a cloudy day today in the Okanagan with a 60 per cent chance of showers in Vernon and Kelowna, and a 40 per cent chance of precipitation in Penticton. The mercury will creep up to 18 Celsius today in the valley with a risk of a thundershower this afternoon and tonight in Kelowna and Penticton.

You can expect much of the same for tomorrow, with showers, a risk of a thundershowers and highs around 18 C in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

The weekend promises to be showery and cool up and down the valley, with highs of around 14 C on Saturday and 15 C on Sunday.

Normal high temperatures for this time of year in the Okanagan are around 20 C.

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