Thompson-Okanagan to see sun, seasonal average temperatures this week

Sunshine for the region

A week of sunshine is predicted for the Thompson-Okanagan, with daytime high temperatures forecast to hit seasonal averages from Penticton to Kamloops.

Kenneth Chan, Environment Canada meteorologist, said a high pressure ridge building over B.C. will bring sunny skies until the end of the week.

“[We’re] pretty much looking at mainly sunny weather. Seasonal temperatures — maybe just about seasonal — looking at the highs around the low 20’s. And pretty much looking at the same situation Monday through Thursday,” Chan said.

According to Environment Canada, Monday is forecast to hit a high of 23 C in Kamloops, with Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton seeing a high of 21 C.

Overnight temperatures are expected to dip to 7 C in Kamloops, and between five and six degrees throughout the Okanagan.

It’s a similar story for the rest of the week, with Environment Canada forecasting 20 C to 21 C daytime highs from Tuesday to Friday for the whole Thompson Okanagan region.

Overnight lows will range from 5 C to 7 C degrees earlier in the week, to 10 C and 11 C over Thursday and Friday night.

Some clouds are predicted to move in on Friday.

“Friday, we've got a weakening frontal system moving through, so we'll see some more clouds and maybe a slight chance of a shower. But other than that, it’s looking pretty dry,” Chan said.

An early look at the weekend shows cloudy skies might persist over Saturday, but temperatures are forecast to stay in the low twenties throughout the Thompson-Okanagan.

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