After an early July that's been more like April, summer is supposed to return to the region by midweek.
Temperatures have seldom reached above the mid-20s since a cold upper low grew to dominate weather patterns over Western Canada. That’s brought generally cool and mild conditions across the southern Interior in recent days.
Those same conditions are forecast to continue Tuesday under a mix of sun and cloud as temperatures start to climb back to seasonal norms. Tuesday’s expected high is 27 C, followed by 28 C and a mix of sun and cloud Wednesday.
By Thursday, sunny skies return for a couple of days with daytime highs of 31 C.
Next weekend is another story, though. Saturday brings a 60 percent chance of showers and temperatures back in the mid-20s.
Normally, days average in the high 20s in Kamloops at this time of year.
Environment Canada predicts a warmer than usual summer even if it’s slow in arriving.
On the other hand, the Weather Network’s 14-day outlook suggests that mild conditions will prevail for much of July.