Environment Canada calls for rainy weather for the weekend. Photo: Keili Bartlett

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: weekend rain

Environment Canada forecasts continuing bad weather for the start of the weekend

The risk of a thunderstorm throughout the Okanagan for the start of the weekend

Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall to start around noon. The thunderstorm storm is expected to continue through to Sunday and fade away at the start of next week.

In Penticton: Forty per cent chance of rain throughout the day. High of 19 C and risk of thunderstorm coming in the evening.

In Kelowna: Showers starting in the afternoon, with the risk of the thunderstorm coming later. High of 20 C as at storm is expected to continue overnight.

In Vernon: Thunderstorm expected in the late afternoon. High of 20 C with mostly clouds and 60 per cent chance of rain through the day.

In Salmon Arm: Thunderstorm expected in the later afternoon, and chance of clouds and light rain through the day. High of 21 C.

The special weather statement for the Okanagan from Thursday has been lifted.

A weather statement is still issued for the Princeton area, the Coquihalla and Fraser Canyon.

Check here for updates.

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