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Chance of snow at higher elevations around the Okanagan tonight

October 02, 2015 - 8:39 AM

OKANAGAN - We all know it’s officially fall but you may not be ready to hear this — snow levels are dropping to 1,500 metres tonight.

Environment Canada is calling for a low of just 8 or 9 Celsius tonight, Oct. 2, throughout the Okanagan, just above seasonal normals of 6 C, but with a chance of showers and the snow level lowering to 1,500 m overnight, we could wake to a dusting of snow on the hilltops.

Temperatures are expected to reach 17 C to 20 C today and then 15 C to 17 C Saturday and Sunday. Lows are forecast to hit just below normal both Saturday and Sunday night, with a low of 3 C expected.

There will be a mix of sun and cloud as well as a 40 to 60 per cent chance of showers today and through the early morning on Saturday, as well as winds gusting up to 40 kilometres per hour in the Central Okanagan and up to 50 km/h in the South Okanagan. The wind will stick around Saturday but the skies should be sunny both Saturday and Sunday.

Next week is expected to start with sunny skies and a high of 17 C, just above seasonal normal highs of 16 C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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