March 04, 2016 - 8:29 AM
KAMLOOPS - Mother Nature seems intent on letting us have warmer temperatures for the next little while, but is hesitant over whether to include some cleansing rain with those temperatures.
Environment Canada is calling for highs of 12 to 14 Celsius this weekend, several degrees above the seasonal normal high of 9 C but not quite within striking distance of record high temperatures, which are in the high teens.
Overnight lows for today, March 4, and tomorrow are expect to drop to only 7 or 8 C, well above the seasonal normal low of -2 C. Sunday night the temperature is supposed to be quite a bit cooler than the rest of the weekend, but at 0 C is still above the season normal.
A mix of sun and cloud is expected today, along with a chance of showers overnight through tomorrow morning. Once the rain clears in the early morning, Saturday is also expected to be a mix of sun and cloud, followed by a chance of showers overnight. Sunday full cloud cover is in the forecast, along with a chance of showers during the day.
If you want to get in some winter fun while you still can, temperates up at Sun Peaks are expected to be near 0 C all weekend and skies are expected to provide both sunny periods and some fresh flurries.
The warm temperatures coupled with new precipitation has the forecasters at Avalanche Canada calling for moderate to considerable risk of avalanche throughout Interior ranges today, with the risk increasing to high at some elevation levels Saturday and Sunday. Forecasters note storm slabs are highly reactive to human triggering right now.
Currently Drive B.C. is reporting slippery sections on Highway 1 from the Shuswap to the Alberta border with fog in several areas, including the North Okangan and Shuswap, and compact snow and slushy sections on the Okanagan Connector.
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