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Heat warning issued for B.C.’s Boundary, West Kootenay regions

Environment Canada says temperatures for the Boundary and West Kootenay regions are expected to reach 35 degrees on Saturday, with overnight lows falling to only 18 C.
Environment Canada says temperatures for the Boundary and West Kootenay regions are expected to reach 35 degrees on Saturday, with overnight lows falling to only 18 C. Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Boundary, West Kootenay and South Thompson regions in B.C.’s Southern Interior.

The national weather agency says temperatures for those areas on Saturday are expected to reach 35 C, with overnight lows falling to only 18 C. It noted, though, that temperatures will begin to moderate.

A heat warning was also issued for the North Thompson, with the mercury expected to reach 29 C.

Sunny and warm August long weekend: July 31 Saskatchewan weather outlook
Sunny and warm August long weekend: July 31 Saskatchewan weather outlook

For the Boundary region, Environment Canada is forecasting a 30 per cent chance of showers and a thunderstorm on Saturday afternoon, but says skies should clear in the late evening.

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For Sunday through Wednesday, the Boundary region forecast is sunny with highs of 32 to 35 C, with overnight lows of 15 to 16 C.

For the Central and North Okanagan and the Shuswap, Saturday’s forecasts are similar.

Environment Canada is forecasting a 30 per cent chance of showers, with a risk of a thunderstorm late in the afternoon, along with a high of 32 and a low of 17.

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Notably, in South Okanagan, Saturday’s forecast is mainly sunny with some clouds, and a high of 34 C.

For Sunday to Wednesday, the projected forecast is sunny, with highs of 28 to 33 C, and overnight lows of 15 to 16 C.

B.C. evening weather forecast: Jul 31
B.C. evening weather forecast: Jul 31

A severe thunderstorm watch is also in place for the Kootenays.

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