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Hot spell is here at long last

August 12, 2016 10:15 A.M.

Late in arriving and after too many false starts to recall, a long awaited spell of hot summer weather may be at hand.

Environment Canada forecasts temperatures in Kamloops averaging into the mid-30s next week while The Weather Network’s long-range forecast calls for mostly sunny conditions to prevail through to the end of the month.

Friday’s high is forecast to be 33 C with similar warmth through the weekend, moderated by some cloudiness and a 30 percent chance of showers in late afternoon Saturday, followed by a mix of sun and cloud Sunday.

Beyond the weekend, skies are forecast to open up with sunny conditions and highs ranging from 32-35 C over the next seven days.

Over the next two weeks, daytime highs will begin to moderate, dropping into the mid to upper 20s after Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Conditions on Friday, Aug. 12, should be ideal for viewing the Perseid meteor shower, an annual occurrence in August that is expected to be visible one last night. The phenomenon is most visible in early morning hours after the moon sinks below the horizon.

Sun Peaks Resort holds its seventh annual Retro Rock Weekend with acts performing near the bottom of the Sunburst Chair Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

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