March 24, 2016 - 8:33 AM
KAMLOOPS - If an outdoor egg hunt is part of your plans this weekend, Easter Sunday may not be the best day to do it.
Environment Canada is calling for near-normal temperatures all long weekend, but with a chance of showers today and again on Sunday, outdoor fun may be slightly hampered.
With a high of 11 Celsius forecast for today, March 24, it is expected to be the coolest day this week. The rest of the long weekend is expected to range from 12 C to 14 C, right around the seasonal normal high of 13 C.
Overnight lows should dip to between 0 C and 6 C this weekend. The seasonal normal low is 0 C.
A chance of showers is expected this afternoon and evening, and with the snow level at 1,000 metres that could mean a chance of flurries at higher elevations. Friday and Saturday are expected to bring sunshine. Clouds roll in on Sunday with a chance of rain showers. The sun is expected to return for Easter Monday.
If you are going to try to get in a couple more runs at the ski hill before the season ends expect highs between 0 C and -2 C at Sun Peaks this weekend. A mix of sun and cloud is expected over the weekend, along with flurries today, Sunday and Monday.
Avalanche risk is still a real concern in the backcountry, with Avalanche Canada forecasting up to a considerable risk over the next couple of days. Fresh snow and strong winds have increased the danger and forecasters warn loose wet avalanches are possible as the day warms up.
If travel is in your plans, watch for debris on area highways as well as compact snow and slippery sections at higher elevations, where fresh snow and rain overnight have left conditions a bit slick.
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