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Thunderstorms likely before weekend weather brightens up Kamloops

May 11, 2017 - 2:56 PM

KAMLOOPS - A significant thunderstorm is forecast for the B.C. Interior before we get to some sunnier weather this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement about thunderstorms today, May 11. A severe thunderstorm alert has been issued for the Okanagan.

“We have showers and thundershowers in the forecast for the South Thompson and Okanagan for now,” Environment Canada meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau says.

While the Okanagan may be hit with severe thunderstorms, the South Thompson and Kamloops regions are not likely to see any storms near the same severity.

Charbonneau says the Kamloops region is still likely to see up to 15 mm of rain through tonight, and more in areas that do have a thunderstorm, but the thunderstorms won’t cross the threshold into 'severe'.

Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy, with the risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and a 40 per cent chance of showers throughout the day. In the evening things are going to begin to clear up and get cool, with an overnight low of 3 C.

“There’s a drying trend as we get into the weekend,” Charbonneau says. “It is improving, but might see scattered showers over the weekend.”

Currently Environment Canada is forecasting a mix of sun and clouds and high of 17 C for Saturday. Overnight there’ll be cloudy periods with a low of 4.

Sunday will be more of the same, with a mix of sun and cloud and high of 17 C. Skies will clear Sunday night and a low of 5 C is expected.

Normal temperatures for this time of year in Kamloops range between highs of 21 C and lows of 7 C.

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