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South Okanagan could see more rain this weekend

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April 06, 2018 - 3:00 PM

PENTICTON - Rain and water soaked South Okanagan residents are advised not to put the umbrellas away just yet, as an active weather pattern threatens the region with more rain this weekend.

Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa West says a system approaching the Okanagan is expected to drop between 15 and 25 mm of rain on the area late tonight, April 6, and tomorrow.

West says the system is not expected to be as intense as the rainstorm on March 21 when 33 mm fell in Summerland in a short period of time, and caused localized flooding in Naramata and Okanagan Falls.

This weekend’s rainfall is expected to be much less intense.

“There’s going to be rain, but it appears less likely the intensity is going to contribute to more flooding,” West says.

West says there is a slight chance of a thunderstorm late Saturday, at 10 per cent, followed by lingering showers on Sunday prior to a weak ridge building for Monday, which is expected to bring drier and milder conditions.

That will be short lived, however, as the next system with rain approaches the South Okanagan on Tuesday night with a second system anticipated for Thursday evening, April 12.

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