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Rainy weather and thunderstorms for Okanagan

OKANAGAN - In the wake of the extended period of hot, dry weather, the Okanagan is about to receive several days of rain. 

Environment Canada is calling for clouds and showers beginning today, Aug. 28, and continuing through to Wednesday. Thundershowers are forecast for Saturday.

And it will be cool with highs of 19 Celsius and lows of 9 C overnight.

Environment Canada is advising of the possiblity of flash flooding. While no special statement has been issued, forecasters say the soil, which has been hardened by drought, may not be able to absorb water which could result in flash flooding.

Meanwhile, a smoky skies advisory remains in place for the Okanagan as a southerly wind continues to push smoke from the Stickpin wildfire in Washington State into the southern Interior.

B.C. Environment air quality meteorologist Ralph Adams says while rain could help wash away the smoke and reduce fire behaviour, conditions could change quickly and the smoke could be back.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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