Your weather forecast for Friday, July 26th, 2019. (Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: sunny throughout the day with risk of thunderstorms tonight

Your weather forecast for Friday, July 26th, 2019.

Today’s weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

Mr. Golden Sunshine is back… For the day.

Kelowna: Your Friday morning is looking clear and sunny. There will be minimal cloud coverage throughout the day. You can expect a high of 31 C with a UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight: Partly cloudy skies this evening. There is a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 17.

Vernon: You can expect a sunny start with increasing cloudiness throughout the day. High of 31 C with a UV index 8.

Tonight: Partly cloudy tonight. 60 per cent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. You can expect a low of 17 C.

Penticton: It’s going to be a hot one! A warm and sunny start to the day in Penticton. Your high will be 34 C with a humidex 36 C. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight: Increasing cloudiness throughout the evening. 30 per cent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Low 18 C tonight.

Salmon Arm: Sun, sun and more sun. Your high is 30 C with a humidex of 33. UV index 8 or very high.

Tonight: You can expect a mainly cloudy evening. 40 per cent chance of showers overnight with risk of a thunderstorm. Your low is 18 C.

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Environment Canada is calling for more sunshine throughout the weekend and onwards until Thursday next week.

READ MORE: Slow start to B.C. wildfire season saves the province money

Wildfire update:

According to BC Wildfire Service, crews are still monitoring the Richter Mountain fire near the north end of Osoyoos Lake. They reported that 20 personnel remained on-site overnight with heavy equipment. To report a wildfire in British Columbia, call 1 800 663-5555 or (*5555 from a cell phone.)

Natalia Cuevas Huaico
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