Cool and sunny weekend ahead in the Okanagan

OKANAGAN - Temperatures are expected to be slightly below seasonal normals with just a few clouds in the sky this weekend in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is calling for highs of just -1 Celsius to 2 C throughout the weekend, a bit below seasonal normals of 3 C. An overnight low of -8 C is expected tonight, Nov. 20,  in the Vernon and Kelowna areas and -6 C in Penticton while temperatures are expected to dip to -6 C Saturday night and -5 C Sunday night throughout the region. The normal temperature low at this time of year is -2 C.

We can expect mainly sunny skies today, followed by a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the weekend, though periods of rain and snow will kick off the week Monday.

The forecast for area highway passes is mainly sunny today with fog patches this morning, followed by a clear sky overnight for most of the area passes. Many higher elevation highways are reporting compact snow with slushy sections Friday morning.

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