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Cloudy today, showers on their way

A recent promise by Environment Canada that Brandon would be in for a long, warm stretch of sunny days has given way to the ugly grey reality of cloudy skies and drizzly afternoons.

Today will be mainly cloudy, the forecasters say, although this morning will see a mix of sun and cloud. The high this afternoon will get to 26ºC, with a UV Index (when the sun's out) of 7, which is considered high.

A few clouds linger into the evening, although skies will clear briefly in the night as temperatures go down to 14ºC.

Tomorrow will dawn cloudy again though, with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the morning and in the early afternoon. Showers are certain through the afternoon, with the chance of a thunderstorm, but they should trickle off by the evening. Winds through the day will be generally light, with a southesterly breeze at 20 km/h in the morning dying off through the afternoon then picking up again to 30 km/h in the evening. Tomorrow's high will be 24ºC.

Friday will stay cloudy, with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a high of 24ºC. Saturday, too, will be cloudy, with more showers and a cooler high of 21ºC.

Sunday, though, they promise full sun, with a high of 25ºC, followed by (of course) a glorious few days to start the work week.

At this point, Monday and Tuesday are predicted to be clear and sunny, with highs of 27–29ºC.

The normal high for this time of year is 25ºC; the normal low is 13ºC.

The hottest it's ever been on a July 23 was in 2006, when temperatures hit 34.3ºC. the coldest ever was in 2004, when it was 5.6ºC.

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