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Forecast promises summer's return

September 7, 2016 1:35 P.M.

Summer hasn’t gone away, it’s just taking a break as school begins.

Old Sol, meanwhile, is working undercover, cloud cover, that is, until Friday.

It’s almost as though the weather is following a school calendar, abandoning summer to concentrate on more important stuff. The temperature in Kamloops was barely rising above the mid-teens Wednesday, Sept. 7. The average high on this day is 23 C.

The weekend holds promise, though.

Environment Canada forecasts cloudy skies and a high Wednesday of 19 C with winds picking up in the afternoon to 40 km/h. Thursday continues with more of the same with a 60 percent chance of showers thrown in. Overnight, the temperature drops to 7 C.

Friday brings a well-deserved break in the trend with mostly sunny skies and a respectable high of 24 C. Ditto for Saturday with a high of 25 C. Sunny weather is expected to continue on that track, at least until Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Though it may get accused of being overly optimistic, The Weather Network’s 14-day outlook calls for sunny weather through to Sept. 21. Sept. 22 is the last official day of summer.

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