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Expect a warm, rainy Valentine’s Day in the Okanagan

February 12, 2016 - 8:41 AM

OKANAGAN - If an outdoor date is in your plans this Valentine’s Day, Mother Nature may not have your back this year.

Environment Canada is calling for high of 4 to 6 Celsius in Vernon and Kelowna today, Feb. 12, and tomorrow, but temperatures are expected to warm up to 9 C for Valentine’s Day on Sunday. In Penticton a high of 7 C is expected today and tomorrow, followed by a high of 9 C for Valentine’s Day. Overnight lows are expected to range from 1 C to 4 C throughout the region.

Seasonal normal temperatures range from a high of 3 C to a low of -4 C for the entire Okanagan.

Rain is expected to fall today, up to 10 mm throughout the valley, with cloudy skies and a chance of rain or flurries expected overnight Saturday. Cloudy skies and a chance of showers is expected Sunday as well.

If the ski hills are you part of your date plans expect highs of 0 C to -1 C at both Big White and Silver Star this weekend, along with periods of snow. For backcountry adventurers, you can expect a low to moderate risk of avalanche throughout the region for much of the weekend, according to Avalanche Canada forecasts.

As of Friday morning, Drive B.C. is reporting slushy or slippery sections and fog on many highways in the Southern Interior, along with frost heaves along Highway 1 towards the Alberta border and water pooling through the Shuswap and North Okanagan regions.

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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