Interior Health says members of the public should protect themselves as local skies fill with smoke from wildfires. —Capital News file Interior Health says members of the public should protect themselves as local skies fill with smoke from wildfires. —Capital News file

Risk of thunderstorm in the Okanagan-Shuswap

Cooler temperatures to hit region on Saturday

Haze continues to blanket the Okanagan-Shuswap region as more than 360 wildfires are burning across the province.

Temperatures for the Southern Okanagan are expected to reach 36 C for Friday, with winds picking up to 20 km/hr in the afternoon.

RELATED: Wildfire smoke settling into the Southern Interior

For the Central Okanagan the mercury could hit 35 C, with winds gusting in the late afternoon.

In the North Okanagan and Shuswap, Environment Canada is anticipating temperatures of about 32 C.

A risk of a thunderstorm is expected for the entire Okanagan-Shuswap region starting Friday afternoon. The thunderstorm may bring dry lightning which could spark more wildfires.

RELATED: 24 temperature records broken across B.C.

Thunderstorms could continue into Saturday brining rain and cooler temperatures.

A 40 percent chance of showers are forecast for the late in the morning, brining up to 11 millimetres of rain in some regions.

Temperatures will dip down to between 22 C and 24 C for Saturday.

Showers to continue on Sunday, cleaning overnight with a daytime high of 24 C for the region.

Monday the sun will return along with temperatures in the upper 20s C.


@Jen_zee
jen.zielinski@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Police dog tracks down counterfeit suspect

Cop vehicle rammed, and pooch steals a chicken dinner

Advent: The season of expectation

Rick Gay. pastor of Summerland Alliance Church, examines waiting during the Christmas season

A baby in the hay

Pastor Michael Colbeck of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Summerland reflects on Christmas

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Spending Christmas in Norway

Rotary exchange student Lars Silseth discusses the holiday traditions in his country

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

Kal/Wood Lake study cites need to protect drinking water

Study recommends boaters stay away from low wake zones around shoreline, drinking water intakes

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

Most Read