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Warming for the weekend, but rain likely Sunday in Kamloops

Autumn colours are going to be more apparent this week following a couple of frosty nights in Kamloops this week. Temperatures are expected to rise to more seasonal norms by the weekend.
October 10, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Kamloops residents can expect another frosty night tonight before temperatures begin to return to more seasonal levels in time for the Thanksgiving long weekend.

Record lows were set in Vancouver Thursday when temperatures dipped briefly to 0 C, breaking the old record of 1 C, set in 1965.

In the interior, Clinton set a new record at -10.3 C on Wednesday, breaking a record going back to 2009, and Smithers set a new cold temperature record of -8.2 C, breaking a record set in 1959.

Environment Canada meteorologist Mike MacDonald says a strong cold front pushing down from the north had record breaking effect on cold temperatures along the coast, where most of the 24 records broken last night in B.C. occurred.

Kelowna flirted with its low temperature record, where the mercury dipped to -6.3 Celsius last night. The previous record was -7.5, set in 2009.

It was -5.9 in Penticton, where the record was -8.3 C, set in 2009.

Kamloops was well short of its records where overnight temperatures dipped to -4.1 C, against the record of -8.2 C.

In Vernon, last night’s low of -3 was well short of the record -7.3 as well.

Today, Kamloops residents can expect mainly sunny skies today, with winds to 15km/h and wind chills reaching -7 Celsius this morning.

Today’s high should reach 10 C with a low reaching - 3 C and frost expected tonight.

Friday should be sunny with east winds at 20 km/h around noon, along with a high of 14 C and a low of 4 C overnight.

Clouds, expected to roll in overnight, will remain through Saturday with a high of 11 C and a low of 5 C forecast.

On Sunday, periods of rain are expected along with a high of 10 C and the overnight low dipping to 1 C, under clearing skies.

Sunny conditions return in time for holiday Monday with a high of 12 C and a low of 4 C expected.

Tuesday and Wednesday should see a mix of sun and cloud with near seasonal highs of 13 C and 15 C respectively.

Kamloops' normal daily high and low for this time of year is 15 C and 4 C.

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