A change in the weather coming tomorrow

By James Peters
August 11, 2017 - 12:16pm Updated: August 11, 2017 - 6:44pm

KAMLOOPS — A low pressure trough is expected to make its entrance in to the BC Interior today and tomorrow, disrupting the stagnant air mass that has caused smoke to blanket the region for days.

But Environment Canada Forecaster Cindy Yu says the result is not clear.

Yu says winds will pick up slightly, and that could be positive.

"We should see some increasing wind speed in the valley. That means there will be more dispersion for the smoke - more room for the smoke to move around. That could potentially mean improved visibility," said Yu.

"But having said that, the Elephant Hill fire is to the west of us and we are expecting winds to potentially move from the west."

Yu notes the Kamloops area will likely get some precipitation, but not much, and it may be accompanied by lightning as the weather system breaks up tomorrow. 

"At this point, unfortunately it looks like most of the precipitation will be falling over the Columbias and the Kootenays. For the Thompson River valley and Nicola region, it looks like we're sitting the rain shadow of the Coast mountain range."

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