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Unsettled start to Canada Day long weekend in Kamloops

The chance of thunderstorms, rain and clouds will diminish in Kamloops as the weekend progresses.
June 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops can expect an unsettled start to the long weekend, but it should be warm and dry by Canada Day.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says showers and thunderstorms are forecast for the Thompson region today, June 27, and tomorrow with highs pushing into the low 20s.

“Over the long weekend, things will be gradually drying out and warming up, and Canada Day is looking to be the best weather of the long weekend, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 20s,” Lundquist says.

Some parts of the Interior may yet see a severe thunderstorm warning today, he says.

Active weather is also predicted as a prelude to the long weekend for much of the prairies, as funnel clouds were sighted in Alberta yesterday.

Today could be worse, The Weather Network says, calling for rain in the parched northern part of the province, with localized flooding from heavy downpours, strong winds and hail along with the threat of isolated tornadoes predicted in parts of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Today in Kamloops, look for showers with thunderstorms and a high of 21 Celsius. Tonight it should be mainly cloudy with a 40 per cent chance of showers.

Tomorrow will likely see more clouds along with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Winds are expected to become southwest at 20 km/h in the afternoon, with a high of 21 C and a low of 11 C.

Clouds and a 60 per cent chance of showers are expected into Saturday, with a high of 23 C and a low of 11C.

On Sunday, clouds are expected to linger, along with a 60 per cent chance of showers.

Conditions are expected to clear by Canada Day on Monday, however, with sunny skies and a high of 28 C expected.

It’s normally 27 C for a high and 13 C for a low in Kamloops in late June.

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