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Temperatures returning to seasonal normals this weekend in the Okanagan

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August 17, 2017 - 11:42 AM

OKANAGAN - This weekend is going to offer people a break from the heat as the forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures to fall to the mid-20s in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is calling for a return to more seasonally normal temperatures on Saturday and Sundya after highs approaching the 30 Celsius mark today, Aug. 17.

Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and local smoke. Expect the wind to be southwest at 20 km/h this afternoon with a high of 29. The wind will become light this evening. Expect a clear sky overnight with local smoke and a low of 13 C.

Look for a mix of sun and cloud tomorrow with local smoke in the morning. The wind will become southwest at 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h in the afternoon with a high of 27 C. There will be cloudy periods overnight with a low of 13.

The prediction for Saturday and Sunday is sunshine with highs around 26 C and overnight lows of about 12 C.

High temperatures are expected to rise back into the high-20s next week.

Normal temperatures for this time of year in the Okanagan are highs of 26 C and lows of 11 C.


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