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Some showers expected during hot and smoky week in Kamloops

Smoke hangs over the Thompson River, July 17.
July 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS – Showers are expected later this week after more than a month without any precipitation in Kamloops.

Today, July 17, will be smoky though, as wildfires continue to burn near by. Environment Canada expects the sun to be out, but it’ll be difficult to see through the layer of smoke. A high of 28 Celsius is expected during the day and a low of 14 C is forecast at night.

An air advisory remains in place due to concerns about breathing the smoky air.

Tomorrow will be similar, with mainly sunny skies expected above the layer of smoke. Daytime highs of 32 C and nighttime lows of 14 C are expected.

Wednesday the smoke may not be sitting so heavy over the city and we may actually see the sunny skies that are forecast. A high of 33 C is expected. At night the temperature should drop to 16 C as some cloudy periods role in.

Thursday during the day we have a 70 per cent chance of showers in Kamloops, with cloudy skies and high 26 C. In the evening, showers are forecast, with a low of 15 C.

Friday that precipitation may already be on its way out of the region, with a 40 per chance of showers during the day with a mix of sun and cloud. A high of 29 C is predicted. Friday night skies are expected to clear up again, with a low of 15 C.

Temperatures on the weekend are currently forecast to be quite warm, peaking in the low 30s during the day and falling to the mid-teens at night.

Normal temperatures for Kamloops at this time of year are highs of 29 C and lows of 14 C.

To check the air quality in your area, check B.C Air Quality online or check the status of the air quality statement here.


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