Cold front sweeping through Kamloops this week, Environment Canada predicts

Cold front coming through

The first day of fall is still more than a week away, but it may start feeling more like autumn this week as a cold front sweeps into Kamloops.

Nan Lu, meteorologist for Environment Canada, said the cooler weather system will bring lower temperatures and some rain to the region for most of the week.

Lu said a high of 25 C is expected on Monday, with the afternoon bringing 20 km/h winds from the east.

“Overnight, we are expecting mainly clear conditions, but with increasing cloudiness in the late overnight period, as we have a cold front that’s approaching the southern Interior,” Lu said.

“The cold front will bring cooler temperatures to the region. So, for Tuesday through Friday, daytime highs will be around 17 C to 19 C, compared to the 25 C on Monday — so it’s about five to six degrees cooler for the rest of the week, starting on Tuesday.”

On top of the cooler temperatures, there’s also a 60 per cent chance of showers on Tuesday, with a mixed bag of weather expected for Wednesday and Thursday.

“Wednesday, Thursday, it looks to be a mix of sun and clouds, with maybe a slight chance of showers. So definitely drier than Tuesday,” Lu said.

On Friday and into the weekend, another weather system will blow through the Interior region.

“The weekend looks to be just unsettled, so it should be mainly cloudy, but maybe a chance of showers,” Lu said.

Fall begins officially on Sept. 22.

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