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Wildfire smoke expected to clear from Okanagan valley by weekend

September 10, 2020 - 8:30 AM

It appears the Okanagan will continue to experience wildfire smoke generated from numerous wildfires burning in Washington state, Oregon and California this week.

Environment Canada says to expect local smoke today, Sept. 10, and widespread smoke tonight and tomorrow before clearing to straight up sunshine on Saturday.

The weather office has issued a special weather statement as well as an air quality statement

A report from The Weather Network says a weather pattern change may bring some relief to wildfire firefighters in the western United States next week. That weather pattern change could bring showers to the Okanagan as well.

Today should be clear but with local smoke, along with a high of 30 C and a low 12 C. Winds are expected to become north at 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon.

It’s expected to be clear but local smoke is a possibility on Friday, with a high of 30 C and a low of 13 C.

Saturday and Sunday should be sunny, with highs of 28 C and 30 C, and lows of 12 And 15 C.

The new work week is expected to start with a mix of sun and cloud Monday, with a high of 25 C. Showers could move in Monday night with a low of 12 C.

There’s a 30 per cent chance of showers Tuesday, climbing to 60 per cent on Tuesday night.

Temperatures are expected to fall back to seasonal levels, with a high of 21 C on Tuesday, and 20 C on Wednesday.

Normal temperatures for the Okanagan this time of year are highs of 21 and lows of 8 C.

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